Emergency Medical Science Bridge

Contact(s): Scott Shew

Emergency Medical Science Bridge (A45340B)

(Paramedic to Associate Degree Pathway)

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Curriculum is designed to allow currently credentialed paramedics (North Carolina or National Registry) an opportunity to proceed from continuing education to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Science.

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College a properly completed Application for Admission to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program (A45340B).
  2. Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcripts for all institutions attended. Applicants that obtained a GED/Adult High School diploma must submit an official GED/AHS transcript and a high school transcript even if you did not complete high school.
  3. Complete the placement test (NCDAP, ACCUPLACER, etc.). If test results indicate a need for developmental studies, all developmental classes must be completed prior to enrollment in the Emergency Medical Science program. Applicants having already completed ENG 111 and an approved college math course may be exempt from placement testing. Placement test scores older than 5 years are not accepted.
  4. For the applicant that has completed any college level courses taken with SCC prior to admission into the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.
  5. Submit to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program head a properly completed medical form (supplied by the Admissions Office) after acceptance to the program. The medical form is to be signed by a licensed physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner and received in the program head's office by the due date specified on the applicant's letter of acceptance.

After conditional acceptance is granted by the admissions office, applicants must provide the following:

  1. Submit the following documentation to the Emergency Medical Science program director:
    1. Letter of recommendation from your EMS Director confirming:
      1. Member in good standing with the EMS service.
      2. 1,000 hours of documented patient care at the Paramedic level.
    2. Copy of:
      1. State and/or National paramedic certification
      2. BLS certification
      3. ACLS certification
      4. PALS certification
      5. ITLS or PHTLS certification

Acceptance Procedure

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge program accepts a maximum of 20 students for entry each fall semester. Applicants are conditionally accepted based upon their completion of steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the admission requirements.

The applicants will be ranked in order by the date applied and by their completion of the requirements. The first 20 applicants who complete steps 1 through 4 before July 1st of the year they wish to enter the program will have full acceptance into the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program pending completion of steps 5 and 6.

Applicants who apply to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program after the 20 seats are filled will be placed on an alternate list after completing admission requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4.

If any of the applicants who have been accepted to the program should forfeit their acceptance, those applicants on the alternate list will be contacted in the order in which their names appear on the list and will be given an opportunity to enroll.

If an applicant whose name appears on the alternate list is not afforded an opportunity to begin classes during the year in which he or she made application, that applicant will need to submit another application for admission to the year following if he or she wishes to be considered for admission in the subsequent year. (Admission requirements may change from year to year for selected programs).

Any applicant who forfeits his or her acceptance will not be granted acceptance in any subsequent year. The applicant must reapply if he or she wishes to be considered for acceptance at a later date.


Emergency Medical Science Bridge – Associate in Applied Science – A45340B

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is designed to allow currently credentialed non-degree paramedics (North Carolina or National Registry) to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Science.

For more information on admission procedures, see the Admissions Checklist on our website.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
EMS 235 EMS Management 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 2
EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours28

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.