Programs of Study

Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science Bridging Program is designed to allow a currently certified non-degreed EMT paramedic to earn a two-year associate of applied science degree in Emergency Medical Science. Bridging Students have attained a paramedic certification through a continuing education certificate program and passed the North Carolina, National Registry, or another state certification examination.
To be eligible to complete the program the student must:

  1. Meet TCCC’s institutional requirements for admissions as a degree seeking student.
  2. Hold current certification as an EMT-Paramedic. This can be accomplished with the completion of the Continuing Education Paramedic Program, followed by passing the State Exam. Potential students who are certified EMT-Paramedics should see the EMS Department for details. Enrollment in the EMS 280 introductory bridge course is only at the permission of the instructor, who will clarify the completion requirements of the program to prospective students and who will insure that the Paramedic license requirement has been met.
  3. Must maintain active certification in the following throughout the entirety of the program…
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Basic Trauma Life Support or Prehospital Trauma Life Support (BTLS-PHTLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Note: After all the above requirements are satisfied and submitted to the registrar; 45 curriculum credits of EMS courses will be awarded. Students who attend the College from out of state should be aware that the College has not made a determination whether programs or courses which lead to state licensure or certification meet educational requirements outside of North Carolina. Examples of such programs are Basic Law Enforcement Training, Cosmetology, Emergency Medical Science, Esthetics, Nursing, and Therapeutic Massage.

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