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, 9355 – 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 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 

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 90%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 54.5%.


Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic Track

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paramedic AAS Track (A45340)


Emergency Medical Science Certificate (C45340)


Contact Information

Please contact the HHS Advising Center for more information.

Allison Shaw, EMS Advisor