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Emergency Medical Science

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 admissions to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program, students receive 45 hours of proficiency credit for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic course degree. The bridge program provides formal education in EMS management, EMS education, advanced pre-hospital 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 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.

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program

EMS Bridge Program Requirements (29 Credit Hours)
 

Fall Semester 11 Credit Hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 11

 

Spring Semester 13 Credit Hours

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
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 13

 

Summer Semester 5 Credit Hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
EMS 235 EMS Management 2
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 13

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

MAT 143:

  • MAT 003 and ENG 002

State Co-Requisites MAT 043

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