The Associate Degree Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as an entry-level paramedic for the critical, emergent, and non-urgent patients who require out-of-hospital emergency care, and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

ambulances parked at a hospitalStudents will gain complex knowledge, competency, and real world experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a connection from the out-of-hospital environment into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the take North Carolina and/or national credentialing examinations. Employment opportunities include clinicians of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, medical clinics, industry, educational, and government agencies.

The EMS Program now offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree

Career Options

  • Emergency Medical Services – 911 Responder
  • Mobile Critical Care Units & Air Transport
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Fire Departments
  • Rescue Agencies
  • Industry
  • Governmental Agencies


By The Numbers

NREMT/State Exam Pass Rate
89% 80% 80% 100%
Positive Job Placement
100% 100%  100% 100% 
Retention Rate
81.82% 56% 40%  12.5% 


Accreditation Information

The Alamance Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

Salary Information

$46,000 / Year
Average 10 days worked per month
Job outlook 2020-30: 11% growth

Contact Information

Maia Johnson
EMS Department Head

Rhonda Jones
Health Sciences Selective Admissions Coordinator
Tel:   336.506.4246
Fax:  336.506.4264