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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCE

It’s more than a job. It’s a calling.

The 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.

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Degree Completion Plan

View what classes you need and when you can take them to complete an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Science.

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Bridging Degree Completion Plan

Already a paramedic? Are you ready to complete your degree? Great news! The EMS Bridging program is designed to give currently credentialed paramedics the opportunity to complete their associate’s degree.

To be eligible for this program, students must already possess a state EMT-Paramedic credential or be Nationally Registered prior to starting the program. Once the student has applied and been accepted into the program, they may begin coursework at the beginning of any semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Please note, students will not be eligible for credentialing exams upon degree completion.

Transfer Options

Where Can I Transfer?

Looking to transfer to a university after you complete your degree at Carteret CC? Good news! Carteret CC has university transfer agreements for students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science to:

Western Carolina University
Western Governors University North Carolina

PROGRAM OUTCOMES, EFFECTIVENESS, AND ACCREDITATION

PROGRAM 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: Cognitive Domain
Students will demonstrate the knowledge of a competent entry-level paramedic.

2: Psychomotor Domain
Students will demonstrate the skills of a competent entry-level paramedic.

3: Affective Domain
Students will demonstrate the behaviors of a competent entry-level paramedic.

PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS MEASURES

Retention

The paramedic program has a retention benchmark of 70% and it is measured annually.

Class of 2019 Cohort Class of 2020 Cohort Class of 2021 Cohort
82% Retention

(9 out of 11 students retained)

73% Retention

(8 out of 11 students retained)

71% Retention

(5 out of 7 students retained)

State Written Exam Pass Rate

The National Registry (written and/or practical) Threshold set by the National Registry or State Exam (written and/or practical) threshold set by the State is 70%. The success of any results will be computed over the most recent reporting year (2017) based on the total number of completing the program.

Class of 2019 Cohort Class of 2020 Cohort Class of 2021 Cohort
100% 100% 100%

Job Placement Rate

The Positive (Job) Placement threshold set by the CoAEMSP is 70%. Positive (Job) Placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time or volunteers in the profession or in a related field; continuing his/her education; or is serving in the military.

Class of 2019 Cohort Class of 2020 Cohort Class of 2021 Cohort
100% 88% 100%

Graduate Satisfaction Rating

For each group of graduating students within 6-12 months after graduation using the CoAEMSP required graduate survey items.

Class of 2019 Cohort Class of 2020 Cohort Class of 2021 Cohort
No Reporting Data

(0% of graduates returned surveys)

100% of respondents report satisfaction with education and training 100% of respondents report satisfaction with education and training

Employer Satisfaction Rating

For each group of graduating students, programs are required to conduct surveys of those graduates and the employers of those graduates within 6-12 months after graduation using the CoAEMSP required employer survey items.

Class of 2019 Cohort Class of 2020 Cohort Class of 2021 Cohort
100% of respondents report satisfaction with education and training 100% of respondents report satisfaction with education and training Survey results pending

ACCREDITATION

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 Executive Office). 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.

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CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions)
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 214-703-8445
coaemsp.org

Program Contact

Christine Turner
Chair of EMS
Phone: (252) 222-6082
Email: turnerc@carteret.edu

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