Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Science (Bridge Option) (A45340B)

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 provides emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester # 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EMS 280 EMS Bridge Course 3
EMS 235 EMS Management 2
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #1
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disc 3
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ENG 114 Prof Research 3
EMS 210 Advanced Patient Assess 2
Semester Total 15
NOTE: Applicants must have a current and unencumbered North Carolina and/or National registry Paramedic credentials AND successfully complete EMS 280 with a “C” or better to be awarded credit for prior learning for the following:
EMS 110 EMT 9
EMS 130 Pharmacology 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Mgmt 2
EMS 122 Clinical Practicum I 1
EMS 160 Cardiology I 3
EMS 220 Cardiology II 3
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 2
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Practicum III 3
EMS 240 Patients w/ Spcl Challenges 2
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 4
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 4
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 2
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 4
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 2
Semester Total 45
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 75