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Emergency Medical Science: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program (Bridging Option)


The Emergency Medical Science bridge program has been established for students that have completed portions of their EMS requirements through a North Carolina community college Continuing Education program. In order to receive curriculum credit for EMS Continuing Education courses students must hold a current North Carolina EMT/PARAMEDIC credential.

Students must also successfully complete a comprehensive EMS entrance examination scoring a grade of “C” or better on the examination. Individuals successfully meeting the EMS entrance requirements will need to take the following classes to complete their EMS Associate of Applied Science Degree with Blue Ridge Community College.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 28

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 

5.00
EMS Bridging Course

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

EMS Management

Credit Hours: 

2.00
EMS Capstone

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00