Emergency Medical Science (A45340B)

Bridge Program

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. For more information on developmental courses, see page 52 or speak to a program advisor.

Fall Semester  (18 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

0

2

0

0

1

BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I

3

3

0

0

4

EMS 235 EMS Management  

2

0

0

0

2

EMS 285 EMS Capstone  

1

3

0

0

2

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II

3

3

0

0

4

EMS 280 Bridging Course  

2

2

0

0

3

ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page 

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 31