Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Program

The first Baccalaureate Emergency Medical Care (EMC) program in the nation, WCU's EMC Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education Programs through the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). And, we’re one of only fourteen institutions in the nation offering the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Care.

Our exceptional program and faculty members are available to you here on the Cullowhee campus and at your own location through our online program. Approximately two thirds of our students are enrolled in the online program.

As a WCU EMC student, during completion of your paramedic studies you will concentrate in one of two areas: health services management or science (pre med).

  • The health services management concentration includes courses in business and health care administration and is intended for students pursuing an administrative role upon graduation.
  • If you’re planning to continue your studies following graduation, you’ll find the science concentration a convenient means of completing prerequisite courses for medical or graduate school.
  • In addition to the professional opportunitites that await you when you graduate, you may also want to consider furthering your education through WCU's EMC graduate program leading to the Master of Health Sciences degree.

WCU's EMC Program has a rich history of quality instruction in emergency medicine. Our graduates have pursued careers as paramedics, educators, physicians, physician assistants, researchers, and Emergency Medical Services administrators.

Learn more about the EMC program—browse either the online or Cullowhee program options for admissions requirements, costs and financial aid information, FAQs, and contact information.


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