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Emergency Medical Science

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 69

Format: In-person

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson & Davie Campuses

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What You Can Get

What It's About

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

Courses You'll Take

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

What You'll Gain

Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies. 

This program option allows students to earn their initial EMT and paramedic credentials.

69 Credit Hours: $5,244.00

Student Fees: $386.25

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The Davidson-Davie Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  Students who successfully complete the Paramedic program are eligible to sit for the National Registry exam.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
FAX 214-703-8992

Outcomes for Paramedic Cohorts graduating in 2017:
Retention 42.2%
NC Paramedic Credentialing Exam Pass Rate 94.4% on 1st attempt
Job Placement 87.8%

Outcomes for Paramedic Cohorts graduating in 2018:
Retention 40%
NC Paramedic Credentialing Exam Pass Rate 100% on the 1st attempt
Job Placement 100% 

Outcomes for Paramedic Cohorts graduating in 2019:
Retention 90.5%
NC Paramedic Credentialing Exam Pass Rate 94.7% on 1st attempt
Job Placement 94.7%



Davidson-Davie is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College.

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