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.