Emergency Medical Science, Paramedic Associate Degree

Paramedic AAS Track A45340

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 Emergency Medical Science, Cardiology. Instructor Faust.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.


Emergency Medical Science, Paramedic Associate Degree A45340

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The Gaston College Department for EMS Education Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP(www.caahep.org) 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, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763  Phone: 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org  To contact CoAEMSP:  8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088, Phone: 214-703-8445 FAX: 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org

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Paramedic Program Goal

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.

Paramedic Graduate Outcomes Summary

Outcomes Assessment   2016   2017   2018
Attrition   32%   28.6%   27%
Retention   68%   71.4%   73%
Pass Rate   100%    100%    100%
Positive Placement   90.9%   100%   100%


Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic Track

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paramedic AAS Track (A45340)


Emergency Medical Science Certificate (C45340)

Contact Information

For further information regarding the Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic Track, please contact

Mark Houser, Instructor – DBC 245

Carrie Gillilan, Instructor/Coordinator – DBC 163

James “Jimmy” Eubanks, Director/Department Chair/Program Director – APS 103


Lisa Green, Secretary – APS 104