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Emergency Medical Science - Bridging Program

Curriculum Description

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government 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

NC CIP: 51.0904
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology REVISED REQUISITE 4 2 0 5
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION (2) (2) (0) (3)
  Total: 11 6 0 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com REVISED (3) (0) (0) (3)
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Critical Thinking NEW VERSION (3) (0) (0) (3)
Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 9 0 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 23

Additional Information

New 2018FA

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

  1. EMT-P certification
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
  3. International 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.