Contact(s): Scott Shew
The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge,
skills, and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a 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
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.
Paramedics have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice
the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction.
Through the performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to
prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily
provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.
Paramedics possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations
of the public and the profession. Paramedics recognize that they are an essential
component of the continuum of care and serve as linkages among health resources.
Paramedics strive to maintain high quality, reasonable cost health care by delivering
patients directly to appropriate facilities. As an advocate for patients, paramedics
seek to be proactive in affecting long term health care by working in conjunction
with other provider agencies, networks, and organizations. The emerging roles and
responsibilities of the Paramedic include public education, health promotion, and
participation in injury and illness prevention programs. As the scope of service continues
to expand, the Paramedic will function as a facilitator of access to care, as well
as an initial treatment provider.
Paramedics are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public, and their
peers. Paramedics recognize the importance of research and actively participate in
the design, development, evaluation, and publication of research. Paramedics seek
to take part in life-long professional development, peer evaluation and assume an
active role in professional and community organizations.
Course work includes instruction in medical and trauma patient assessment, basic and
advanced airway management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, cardiology and electrocardiography,
medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, patients with special challenges, obstetrics,
pediatrics, EMS management, and clinical and field internship rotations.
Employment opportunities include private, hospital-based, and third-party Emergency
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor
(skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at
the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or
Emergency Medical Responder levels.
The Stanly Community College Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs9355 - 113th St. N, #7709Seminole, FL 33775727-210-2350http://www.caahep.org
The Emergency Medical Science AGE Pathway offers students a place to begin their journey
toward a career in Emergency Medical Science. The AGE pathway gives students the
opportunity to complete all of the general education courses required in the Emergency
Medical Science program. After completion of these courses, students who choose to
continue in to the degree program will be able to focus on Emergency Medical Science
For more information, please contact: Melanie Alexander
Please see the AGE Elective list for courses.
*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for
AAS Majors webpage.
Paramedic Program Outcomes Data
Continuing Education Courses
Stanly Community College
Emergency Medical Science – Associate in Applied Science
Applicants seeking admission into the Emergency Medical Science Associate Degree program
must complete steps 1, 3, and 4 between August 2nd, 2023, and August 1st, 2024, in order to be considered for acceptance for Fall Semester 2024.
Print this admission procedure for your records and to track completion of all steps.
Step 1: Application __________ (date completed)
Step 2: Transcripts __________ (date completed)
Step 3: Prove college readiness _____________ (date completed)
AGE - Emergency Medical Sciences Success Coach: Melanie Alexander Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (704) 991-0166
Step 4: Maintain 2.0 GPA (ongoing)
After conditional acceptance is granted by the Admissions Office, applicants must
provide successful completion of the following requirements:
Step 5: Attend EMS orientation in an online format. Information regarding orientation will be included in the acceptance
Step 6: Submit a properly completed SCC Medical Form. The medical form is to be completed by a licensed physician, physician's assistant,
or nurse practitioner by the given on the conditional acceptance letter.
Step 7: Submit current CPR certification for healthcare providers that is endorsed by the American Heart Association.
Current CPR certification is required throughout the student's attendance in the EMS
The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program accepts a maximum of 12 students each year. Applicants are conditionally accepted based upon their
completion of steps 1, 3, and 4 of the admission requirements. The applicants will
be ranked in order by the date applied and by their completion of these steps. Applicants who complete steps 1, 3, and 4 before August 1st of the year they wish
to enter the program will have a full acceptance into the Emergency Medical Science
program pending completion of steps 2, 5, 6 and 7.
Applicants who apply to the EMS program after the 12 seats are filled will be placed
on an alternate list in the order in which they completed steps 1, 3, and 4 of the
admission requirements. If any of the applicants who have been accepted to the program
should forfeit their acceptance, those applicants on the alternate list will be contacted
in the order in which their names appear on the list and will be given an opportunity
If an applicant whose name appears on the alternate list is not afforded an opportunity
to begin classes during the year in which he or she has made application, that applicant
will need to submit another application in order to be considered for admission the
following year. (Admission requirements may change from year to year).
Any applicant who forfeits his or her acceptance will not be guaranteed acceptance
in any subsequent year. The applicant must reapply if he or she wishes to be considered
for acceptance at a later date.
Readmission to the EMS program requires a waiting period of one full school year if
you withdraw from the EMS program during the fall semester. Readmission to the SCC
EMS program has a time limit of 3 years from the semester of withdrawal for any continuing
student*. (Example - if you withdraw in March 2023, you must be readmitted by January
2026 in order to attempt completion of the program**)
*Student must successfully pass any reentry competencies
**any new admission guidelines will apply
Background Checks / Drug Screening / Immunizations
Applicants accepted for admission to health services programs at Stanly Community
College are required to complete a criminal background check, drug screening, and possibly a fingerprint check after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in on-site clinical training.
A list of required immunizations is included in the Medical Form. The required immunizations
must be documented and submitted with the Medical Form. The healthcare agencies that provide the clinical experience for this program may
require proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical exemption with masking
on-site and testing weekly. Students should request further information about exemptions,
Based on the results of the checks and screenings, hospitals, or clinical affiliates
where the student will participate in on-site training, may deny access to their facility,
resulting in the student's inability to complete the clinical portion of training.
Students unable to complete the clinical portion of his or her training will be unable
to progress in the program. Students are responsible for paying all costs associated with this requirement.
Notice of Nondiscrimination Stanly Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer.
The College does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students,
employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion,
gender, age, or disability consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title
VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1992. Full policy can be accessed at https://www.stanly.edu/college-information/notice-nondiscrimination
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