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Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Programs

Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Programs

Summary

Overview of the Emergency Medical Science (EMS) programs and the admissions procedures

Overview

We offer both Curriculum and Continuing Education EMS programs. Curriculum programs are for college credit and in the format of more traditional college degree programs. Continuing Education programs are not for college credit and are generally shorter in length. Many EMS classes are offered at A-B Tech Woodfin.

EMS Continuing Education Classes

We offer non-credit, Continuing Education EMS classes that can help you further your education in EMS or re-certify for Buncombe, Madison, and Yancey Counties. The Continuing Education EMS program provides the following training courses: EMS paramedic program, EMT and EMT-1, and CPR and other healthcare classes. 

To view a list of scheduled classes, go to abtech.edu/ems-coned.

For questions about registering for Continuing Education EMS classes, call (828) 398-7903.

For more information about Continuing Education EMS classes, contact Timothy Green at (828) 782-2623 or timothywgreen@abtech.edu.

EMS A.A.S. Curriculum Program

The Emergency Medical Science A.A.S. is a two-year, five-semester program that's designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. The program focuses on basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills.

Please refer to our Selective and Limited Programs webpage for the dates of the next application period. Interested students should come to the Bailey Student Services Building to meet with an Academic Advisor. Advisors will meet with students in the order in which they arrive as pertain to their program, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

In order to apply for this program, you'll need to have completed a general application to the College and the EdReady placement test. If you've already taken college courses to substitute for the placement test, you can provide an official transcript.

The TEAS exam is no longer required for entry into this program.

For more information about this program, contact Anthony Green at (828) 782-2359 or anthonytgreen@abtech.edu.

EMS Bridge Curriculum Program

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is a one-year, three-semester program that's designed to allow currently-certified, non-degree paramedics to earn an associate's degree in EMS. 

For more information about this program, contact Anthony Green at (828) 782-2359 or anthonytgreen@abtech.edu.

Basic Emergency Medical Science Certificate

The one semester Basic Emergency Medical Science Certificate program prepares students for basic, entry level EMS positions as an EMT.  Students learn basic emergency medical skills and procedures, emergency vehicle operations with hands-on driving experience, and other skills needed to enter the EMS field.

For more information about this program, contact Anthony Green at (828) 782-2359 or anthonytgreen@abtech.edu.

 

Key Words: Emergency Medical Science, EMS, emergency, paramedic, EMT, EMS Bridge
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