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The Coastal Carolina Community College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP).
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, and educational and government agencies.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Coastal Carolina Community College Emergency Medical Science program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Students must be physically able to operate a variety of types of equipment including computers, calculators, cardiac monitors, and other medical equipment. Students must be physically able to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Students must be able to lift and/or carry weights up to 60 pounds.
This program and profession requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or objects.
This program and profession requires the ability to utilize critical thinking skills and analyze patients in the pre-hospital environment during emergency and non-emergency situations.
This program and profession requires students to have interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and patients from a diverse group of cultures and backgrounds.
Students shall possess the ability to openly communicate with the members of the public (patients, patients’ friends and family, etc.), government (police, utilities, etc.), and private sector (doctors, nurses, etc.) in an effective and efficient manner conducive to excellent patient advocacy.
Students shall possess intelligence sufficient to calculate, draw up, and mix medications as is necessary for drug administration during patient care, and the ability to recognize patients’ medical or trauma conditions as they relate to skill intervention and application is necessary to patient care.
This program and profession requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; determine time and weight; apply algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric principles; and utilize descriptive statistics. This program and profession requires the ability to utilize metric systems on a regular basis.
This program and profession requires students to provide services with complete respect for human dignity, unrestricted by the considerations of social and economic status, personal attribute, or the nature of the medical issue.
Emergency Medical Science students are bound to provide care within the scope of practice as defined by the North Carolina Office of EMS designed through the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Each student must be verifiably competent in the minimum knowledge and skills needed to ensure safe and effective practice at the level of certification required by state licensing.
Students shall physically retain the ability to stand, walk, and perform patient care for extended periods of time in the pre-hospital setting to include but not be limited to residential housing, confined spaces, wilderness areas, busy intersections and highways, and in other various emergency settings.
This program and profession requires fine motor coordination to position patients and perform life-saving skills in the pre-hospital setting.
This program and profession requires the ability to lead a crew of EMS professionals in an emergency setting and in the clinical setting. Students must demonstrate professionalism, patience, integrity, honesty, and have empathy and compassion towards patient care. Neatness and good personal hygiene are mandatory, and positive attitudes are paramount when receiving constructive criticism.
This program requires the ability to travel to and from the College campus, clinical facilities, and other assigned locations off campus.