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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
- Submit to the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College a properly completed Application
for Admission to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program (A45340B).
- 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.
Prove college readiness.
• Be eligible to enroll in ENG 111 and MAT 143 WITHOUT a co-requisite. The following
links explain course placement https://www.stanly.edu/current-students/academic-planning/resources-course-placement and provide a complete list of eligible placement tests https://www.stanly.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/2018/placement_testing_guide.pdf.
• If you have questions regarding your eligibility to enroll in ENG 111 and MAT 143,
please contact your success coach:
AGE-Emergency Medical Sciences Success Coach: Melanie Alexander: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (704) 991-0166
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.
After conditional acceptance is granted by the admissions office, applicants must
provide the following:
- Submit the following documentation to the Emergency Medical Science program director:
- Letter of recommendation from your EMS Director confirming:
- Member in good standing with the EMS service.
- 1,000 hours of documented patient care at the Paramedic level.
- Copy of:
- State and/or National paramedic certification
- BLS certification
- ACLS certification
- PALS certification
- ITLS or PHTLS certification
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.
The Stanly Community College Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Emergency Medical Science Bridge Degree – A45340B
Gainful Employment Disclosure
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.
Plan of Study Grid
College Student Success
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
Writing and Inquiry
EMS Bridging Course
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Professional Research & Reporting
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*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for
AAS Majors webpage.
Curriculum Credit Awarded for Current NC or National Registry Paramedic Credential*
*Upon verification of current NC or NR Paramedic Certification, up to 45 applicable
curriculum credits may be awarded and applied toward the Associate Degree.