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Emergency Medical Science

What it is about
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.

Courses you will take
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.

What you will gain
The Emergency Medical Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Phone: (727) 210-2350; Fax: (727) 210-2354; www.caahep.org by the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession; 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett Texas 75088; www.coaemsp.org Graduates will take the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services examination. Graduates will also be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination for Paramedic. 

Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Program Outcomes
CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited programs are required to meet outcome benchmarks each year.
Outcomes include but are not limited to North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examinations:


2016 EMS Graduates
Number of Graduates: 6
NCOEMS Pass Rates:100%
Retention Rate: 11/6 = 55%
Employment Data: 2/6 = 33%

 

2015 EMS Graduates
Number of Graduates: 6
NCOEMS Pass Rates: 96%
Retention Rate: 35/29 = 83%
Employment Data: 23/28 = 82%

 

2014 EMS Graduates:
Number of Graduates: 6
NCOEMS Pass Rates: 87%
Retention Rate: 25/16 = 64%
Employment Data: 13/17 = 76%

 

Contact
Troy Stauter
(828) 694-1732
 t_stauter@blueridge.edu