Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework is listed below. Coastal Carolina Community College requires that students complete all degree requirements to establish eligibility to take the paramedic certification examination.

Visit the Emergency Medical Science Department Website

View the Annual Admissions Bulletin for more information about the program.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Emergency Medical Science Degree (A45340)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Emergency Medical Science

Curriculum Code: A45340

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 0 8
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 1 3 0 2
EMS 150 Emer Vehicles and EMS Comm 1 3 0 2
12 15 0 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 0 0 3 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management 1 2 0 2
EMS 160 Cardiology I 1 3 0 2
MED 120 Survey of Med Terminology 2 0 0 2
12 13 3 18

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
EMS 220 Cardiology II 2 3 0 3
EMS 221 Clinical Practicum II 0 0 6 2
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 3 3 0 4
5 6 6 9

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
EMS 231 Clinical Practicum III 0 0 9 3
EMS 240 Special Needs Patients 1 2 0 2
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
EMS 125 EMS Instructor Methodology 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
9 7 9 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
EMS 241 Clinical Practicum IV 0 0 12 4
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 2 3 0 3
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
9 6 12 15
Total Semester Hours: 74

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture
*ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 160 Introduction to Film
*ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 211 Humanities I
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 211 Theatre History I *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
*ENG 231 American Literature I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ENG 232 American Literature II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
*ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 


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