Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Program

Emergency Medical Care Students


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). The Program is one of only fourteen institutions in the nation offering the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Care. Program options include both a residential program on our Cullowhee campus and an online option that’s convenient for working professionals.

WCU EMC students 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.

EMC Curriculum

The Emergency Medical Care, B.S. offers concentrations in science (pre-med) or health services management.

EMC Faculty

Our exceptional faculty members are available here on the Cullowhee campus and through our online EMC Program.

Name Email Office Address
Melisa McNeil, Program Director mdmcneil@wcu.edu HHS 412
Michael Hubble mhubble@wcu.edu HHS 404
Denise Wilfong dwilfong@wcu.edu HHS 410
Susan Smith-Braithwaite slcrisp@wcu.edu HHS 422
Evelyn Wilson ewilson@wcu.edu HHS 402
Jackson Deziel jddeziel@wcu.edu HHS 406
Derek Harmon derekharmon@wcu.edu  
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