Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, 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
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
EMS 110 EMT-Basic 5 6 0 7
EMS 150 Emer Vehicles and EMS Comm 1 3 0 2
12 14 0 17
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
EMS 120 Intermediate Interventions 2 3 0 3
EMS 121 Clinical Practicum I 0 0 6 2
EMS 130 Pharmacology I for EMS 1 3 0 2
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management 1 2 0 2
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 1 3 0 2
8 14 6 15
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
EMS 210 Advanced Patient Assessment 1 3 0 2
EMS 220 Cardiology 2 6 0 4
EMS 221 Clinical Practicum II 0 0 9 3
3 9 9 9
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EMS 231 Clinical Practicum III 0 0 9 3
EMS 235 EMS Management 2 0 0 2
EMS 240 Special Needs Patients 1 2 0 2
EMS 250 Advanced Medical Emergencies 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
14 5 9 19
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EMS 241 Clinical Practicum IV 0 0 9 3
EMS 260 Advanced Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 2 2 0 3
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 0 3
7 8 9 13
Total Semester Hours: 73

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
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
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture


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