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Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A45340B

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge program is developed to allow currently certified paramedics to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science. A total of 44 hours will be awarded to certified paramedics.

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.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 11 5 0 13
Spring Semester
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
EMS 131 Advance Airway Management 1 2 0 2
HSC 110 Orientation to Health Careers 1 0 0 1
Total Hours Per Week 9 5 0 11
Summer Semester
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
Total Hours Per Week 3 3 0 4
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 16
MAJOR COURSES 11
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TRANSFER CREDITS 44
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 72