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Paramedic Training

Emergency Medical Services is a service industry professionals, meaning our job involves serving the public. We provide medical care services for our customers, who are our patients. Additionally, we provide emotional support for our customers, who are our patients, their family members, and other bystanders. Serving the public involves interaction with a very diverse population. Professionalism, kindness, a non-judgmental attitude, and attention to detail are but a few of the necessary requirements to be an effective and quality healthcare provider. Our job is to not only provide medical and trauma care for our patients but also to truly care for our patients while caring for our own physical and mental wellbeing.

The estimated time to complete all training from EMT through Paramedic takes approximately 18-24 months.

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.

CFCC’s initial paramedic training 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.

Associate in Applied Science in EMS

Our Associate of Applied Science degree in EMS offers comprehensive training in emergency medical services, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic field of pre-hospital care. With a focus on hands-on experience and real-world scenarios, graduates are prepared to make a difference in their communities as skilled paramedics.

Emergency Medical Science Course Information

Paramedic Certificate Course

Our certificate course provides focused training for individuals seeking a fast-track entry into the field of emergency medical services. After completing your initial EMT and Advanced EMT training, you will begin paramedic training. Covering essential topics such as patient assessment, trauma care, and emergency response, this program offers targeted instruction to prepare students for immediate employment as competent and confident paramedics.

Paramedic Certificate Course Information

Associate in Applied Science EMS Bridge Program

The AAS 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

Accreditation Information

Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( www.caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of The Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

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Year Pass Rate Positive Placement Retention
2021 100% first attempt 100% 53.8%
2020 100% first attempt 95.7% 88.5%
2019 90% first attempt 90% 76.9%
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