Emergency Medical Science (EMS)


Cape Fear Community College provides high-quality instruction through intense classroom, scenario-based labs, clinical and EMS experience and group project methodologies. Students will use state-of-the-art simulation equipment to gain the assessment and critical thinking skills necessary to provide care to those in need.

Emergency Medical Science (EMS) degree program

The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) degree program provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as an entry-level 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.

EMS Program (A45340) Course Requirements and Sequence

Emergency Medical Science (EMS) bridge program

The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) bridge program is designed for currently credentialed paramedics to obtain their Associate in Applied Science degree in EMS. This primarily online program provides formal education while providing college credit for most of the EMS-prefixed courses by way of your current North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic. This program allows students to complete the general education requirements at their own pace.

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program

Please contact the EMS Program Director with any questions or for more information.

Student Success Data

NC State Exam Pass Rates
Year First Time
Test Taker
Retention Positive Job
2017 Cohort #1 22.2% 77.8% 81.8% 77.8%
2017 Cohort #2 75% 100% 25% 100%
2018 91.6% 100% 75% 91.7%

Accreditation Information:

The Cape Fear Community College Emergency Medical Science 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.

Contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 fax