Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program

Associate in Applied Science
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The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is designed to allow currently certified non-degree paramedics to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Science.

Specific Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements:
    • Complete application for admission.
    • Successfully complete College Placement Test.
    • Official transcript of any prior college credit on file with admissions office.
  2. Possess current North Carolina driver’s license.
  3. Complete interview with EMS Department faculty.
  4. At least 4,000 hours of patient contact at the paramedic level as evidenced by the signature of the director of the EMS agency with which the paramedic is affiliated and the medical director of the Advanced Life Support system with which the paramedic is affiliated.
  5. Current Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification. (A copy of the paramedic education program transcript must be on file in the EMS Department.)
  6. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.
  7. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
  8. Current Basic Trauma Life Support certification.
  9. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.

The above certifications and experience (4-9) will provide 40 hours of proficiency credit toward the A.A.S. degree and will count toward the A-B Tech residency requirement. These 40 hours represent the major area (EMS) courses required for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic certification that are not required as part of the EMS Bridge Program.


Courses requiring a minimum grade of "C" or better: BIO, EMS

First Semester

BIO 168
4 Credit Hour(s)
CIS 111
2 Credit Hour(s)
EMS 140
2 Credit Hour(s)
EMS 150
2 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

BIO 169
4 Credit Hour(s)
EMS 280
3 Credit Hour(s)
EMS 285
2 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHI 240
3 Credit Hour(s)
SOC 225
3 Credit Hour(s)

CIS 110 may be substituted for CIS 111

Curriculum is based on the 2017-18 catalog.

  • 31 Total Credit Hours Required