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


Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, ext. 8004

Emergency Medical Care

University Transfer Options

A bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Care can help certified paramedics advance their career as hospital administrators, EMS directors, educators, and consultants. Some students completing the bachelor’s degree in EMC go on to graduate or professional study to become physicians, physician assistants, professors, and researchers.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Current paramedic practitioners who hold state or National Registry paramedic certification or the US Army equivalent and have completed the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Medical Science are eligible for Western Carolina’s online Bachelor in Science degree in Emergency Medical Care

The Associate in Arts (AA)

Students also have the option of pursuing the Associate in Science degree at Durham Tech and transferring to Western Carolina for their residential Bachelor in Science in Emergency Medical Science degree program. Students should follow Western Carolina’s Baccalaureate Degree Plan for Emergency Medical Care as they complete the AS degree requirements.

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