Health Sciences - Emergency Medical Science

Emergency Medical Science, AAS

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 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.


It is the mission of SCC EMS Program 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 Southwestern Community College Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). To contact CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756  Phone: 727.210.2350  To contact CoAEMSP:  8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088, Phone: 214.703.8445 FAX: 214.703.8992
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Student/Graduate Achievement Results


Graduation Year 2019 2018 2017
NC Paramedic Exam - Pass Rate 6/8 - 75% 6/7 - 86% 3/4 - 75%
NREMT Paramedic - Pass Rate 4/4 - 100% 2/5 -40% 2/4 - 50%
Attrition  25% 22% 42.86%
Retention % 75% 77% 57.14%
Positive Placement 8/9 - 89% 6/7 - 86% 4/4 - 100%

Emergency Medical Science - Program of Study - Course Information & Admissions Criteria

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Program Advisor(s)

Tony Belcher
Emergency Medical Science Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4309
Eric Hester
Emergency Medical Science Program Coordinator/Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4277