Paramedic to AAS-Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program

Emergency Services

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge program allows currently certified or nationally registered non-degree EMT-Paramedics to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Science. Upon meeting all requirements and admission to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program, students receive 45 hours of proficiency credit for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic course work toward the Emergency Medical Science Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The bridge program provides formal education in EMS management, EMS education, advanced prehospital practice, and emerging research trends while allowing students to complete general education classes that meet the requirements for college transfer. 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 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. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational, and government agencies.

 

Requirements:

  • Current Paramedic credential by the North Carolina Office of EMS or National Registry of EMTs.
  • Current ACLS, PALS, BLS, and PHTLS or ITLS certifications
  • Official high school transcript and all official post-secondary transcripts to the Admissions Office
  • Achieve minimum English, Math, and Reading competencies
  • Achieve and maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average on the transcript of record
  • Achieve a minimum of “C” grade on each relevant MCC or transfer course.

 

Program Length: 3 semesters (29 credit hours)

 

EMS BRIDGE PROGRAM

SEMESTER BY SEMESTER

 

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE        CREDIT HOURS
ACA 115         SUCCESS & STUDY SKILLS           1
BIO 168           ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 4
EMS 280 EMS BRIDGING CLASS 3
ENG 111         ENG 111         3
    11 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS       

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE        CREDIT HOURS
BIO 169 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II            4
COM 231 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
MAT 143 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3
PSY 150 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY   3
    13 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS       

THIRD SEMESTER

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE        CREDIT HOURS
EMS 235 EMS MANAGEMENT 2
HUM 115 CRITICAL THINKING 3
    5 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS       

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:        29

 

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Credit Articulation

Hours Granted from previous EMT/paramedic coursework: 45 hours

EMS Bridge Program: 29 hours

Total Hours Emergency Medical Science AAS degree: 74 hours

 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Josh Cook, Director of Emergency Medical Services.

Email: jcooke@mayland.edu Phone (828)766- 1230