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 (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). The Program is one of the only institutions in the nation offering a unique Bachelor of Science (BS) degree dedicated to pre-hospital providers. Program options include both a residential program on our Cullowhee campus and an online option that’s convenient for working professionals. To participate in the Online (Distance) program, students must provide proof of state or National Registry paramedic certification, or completion of U.S. Army SOCM or 18D MOS.
WCU EMC students concentrate in one of two areas: Health Management or Science (Pre Med).
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.
|NC Paramedic Exam Pass Rate||100%||100%||100%|
|NREMT Paramedic Exam Pass Rate||86.4%||84.6%||77.8%|
Our exceptional faculty members are available here on the Cullowhee campus and through our online EMC Program.
|David Trigg||Professor Emeritus|
|David French||Medical Director|
|Nate Andrews||Administrative Assistant/Sim Lab Technician|