Emergency Medical Science Degree

Representing EMT ProgramThe Emergency Medical Science curriculum program prepares graduates to enter the Field of emergency medical services. Upon successful completion, students are eligible for the North Carolina state paramedic exam.

Paramedic students will acquire the necessary information and skills needed to manage critically ill or injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. Students will learn skills such as: patient assessment, endotracheal intubation, surgical airway placement,EKG defibrillation,intravenous(IV)access and medication administration.

Paramedic students will be required to complete numerous clinical rotations. Clinical rotations include: the emergency department,respiratory, labor/delivery, public health department, cardiac catheterization lab and urgent care.

Students will also be required to complete field time with local EMS departments with college and agency preceptors.

Additional certifications gained during the program include:
•American Heart Association ® CPR
•American Heart Association ® Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
•American Heart Association® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
•International Trauma Life


The Carteret Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status; it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation.  Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s).  However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Program Level Outcomes

Throughout the EMS program, three domains of learning are taught and evaluated by the faculty.

In order to successfully complete the program and be eligible to sit for the state paramedic exam, students must display competency in each of these learning domains.
Each student will have a terminal competency form that will be signed by the program medical director and the program chairperson once they have successfully completed the program. Failure to display competency in any or all of these domains will result in program removal, or an unsuccessful attempt at program completion.

1.) Students will demonstrate the knowledge of a competent entry-level paramedic. (Cognitive Domain)
2.) Students will demonstrate the skills of a competent entry-level paramedic. (Psychomotor Domain)
3.) Students will demonstrate the behaviors of a competent entry-level paramedic. (Affective Domain)

Program Check Sheet
Admission Requirements
Admission Check List


Christine Turner
Chair, Emergency Medical Science
(252) 222-6082
Wayne West Building, Room 141