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 Educational 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 EMC Program.

As a WCU EMC student, during completion of your paramedic studies you will concentrate in one of two areas: Health Management or Science (Pre Med).

  • Health Management Concentration: prepares graduates for leadership roles in healthcare, EMS administration positions, and graduate school. 
  • Science/Pre-Med: prepares graduates for medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school, physical therapy programs, and graduate school.

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 EMS administrators.

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


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