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Emergency Medical Science -
Bridging Program

Curriculum Description

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions and governmental agencies.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45340B
NC CIP: 51.0904
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    9 7 0 12

Spring Semester
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 1 3 0 2
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
   
    10 6 0 12

Summer Term
EMS 235 EMS Management 2 0 0 2
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    5 0 0 5

Total Credit Hours: 29

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Prerequisite for admission to the Emergency Medical Science – Bridging Program include the following:

  1. EMT-P certification
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
  3. Basic Trauma Life Support certification.
  4. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
  5. Documentation of 4000 hours of patient care contact (1.5 years working a 24/48 schedule).

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.