The Emergency Medical Science–A45340 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.
- EMS 110 – EMT
This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations.
- ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
- EMS 122 – EMS Clinical Practicum I
This course provides the introductory hospital clinical experience for the paramedic student. Emphasis is placed on mastering fundamental paramedic skills.
- EMS 131 – Advanced Airway Management
This course is designed to provide advanced airway management techniques and is required for paramedic certification.
- EMS 220 – Cardiology II
This course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include assessment and treatment of cardiac emergencies, application and interpretation of advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, cardiac pharmacology, and patient care.
- EMS 250 – Medical Emergencies
This course provides an in-depth study of medical conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification.
- EMS 235 – EMS Management
This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system.
- EMS 260 – Trauma Emergencies
This course provides an in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification.
- EMS 241 – EMS Clinical Practicum IV
This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field.
- EMS 285 – EMS Capstone
This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a team leader in simulated patient scenarios and is required for paramedic certification.
WCU’s Emergency Medical Care Bachelor of Science Program
An articulation agreement is in place between LCC and Western Carolina University’s Emergency Medical Care BS program. This program can be completed through distance education once students complete the Emergency Medical Science AAS program at Lenoir Community College.
Paying for College
What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.
“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”
Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship
“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”
LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship
“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”
Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship
“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”
LCC Guarantee Scholarship
“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”
“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”
Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship
“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”
Bojangles Tands Scholarship
“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”
West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship
“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”
James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship
“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”
Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship
“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”
“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”
“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”
Who to Contact
For more information:
Public Safety and Emergency Management Programs
Bullock (Bldg 001), Room 128
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 142
For more information:
Director of Emergency Medical Sciences
Bullock (Building 001), Room 128A
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 149
Fax: (252) 527-2109
Human Services Programs
Human Services Programs