Emergency Medical Science

A Mitchell EMS student in a recent disaster simulation

Emergency Medical Science

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. 

The Emergency Medical Science Bridging Option is designed to allow a currently certified, non-degreed Paramedic to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science by completing course requirements identified outside of the paramedic subject area. This program of study provides the student an opportunity to enhance learning already achieved through continuing education for Paramedic. Coursework includes medical terminology, Biology, Mathematics, English, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Only Certified Paramedics are permitted in the Bridging Option. Contact the EMS Program Coordinator for prerequisites for admission requirements.


Possible Careers
Providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.


Study Options
Emergency Medical Science A.A.S. Degree (A45340)

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program A.A.S. Degree (A45340B)  

Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S Degree (A45110PB)

Short-term EMS training options


Jim Larsen,

BS/BA, NR-P, NC Paramedic Level II Instructor, EMS Program Coordinator
(704) 878-4365

David Bullins, Director
(704) 978-5446