Program Overview

Emergency Medical Science

Two Emergency Medical Science students use a stethoscope on a training manikin during a class at the Durham Tech Orange County Campus.

*This program is financial aid eligible.
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.

In addition to meeting the requirements for Health Technologies programs, students must provide proof of vaccinations. Documentation must be submitted to CastleBranch.

Next Application Deadline is Jan 02

Estimated Tuition & Fees

Orange County Campus



Credit Hours

Program Stats

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Estimated Completion Time

18-19 months

Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
EMS-110 EMT 8
EMS-122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 1
EMS-130 Pharmacology 4
EMS-131 Advanced Airway Management 2
EMS-160 Cardiology I 2
EMS-220 Cardiology II 3
EMS-221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 2
EMS-231 EMS Clinical Practicum III 3
EMS-240 Patients With Special Challenges 2
EMS-241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 4
EMS-250 Medical Emergencies 4
EMS-260 Trauma Emergencies 2
EMS-270 Life Span Emergencies 3
EMS-285 EMS Capstone 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
MED-120 Survey of Medical Terminology 2
PSY-150 General Psychology 3