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Paramedic Training

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a profession dedicated to serving the public. EMS professionals are primarily responsible for providing essential medical care to patients.

Serving the public involves interacting with a diverse population and requires EMS professionals to be professional, kind, non-judgmental, and detail-oriented. Their role goes beyond delivering medical and trauma care; it also involves genuinely caring for patients while maintaining their own physical and mental wellbeing.

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

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

CFCC’s initial paramedic training program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attributes required to deliver advanced emergency medical care as entry-level paramedics for critical and emergent patients accessing the emergency medical system. The program prepares graduates to enter the workforce confidently.

Students gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence-based practices under medical oversight, serving as a vital link from the scene to the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include roles in emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational institutions, 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

214-703-8992 fax

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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