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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.

At a Glance

  • Perform medical patient assessment and management.
  • Perform trauma patient assessment and management.
  • Provide cardiac patient care based on American Heart Association standards including Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Provide pediatric patient care considering the unique needs of the pediatric patient.
  • Demonstrate appropriate paramedic skills including intravenous therapy and medication administration.
  • Reason through emergency medical situations and issues effectively and efficiently.
  • Document practice of emergency medical science accurately and per standards set by the NC Office of EMS.
  • Meet state certification requirements as well as other credentialing standards.

Possible employers for Emergency Medical Services graduates are:

  • Providers of emergency medical services
  • Fire departments
  • Rescue agencies
  • Hospital specialty areas
  • Industry
  • Educational and government agencies

The average Paramedic salary in North Carolina is $44,296 as of May 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $39,851 and $49,718.

To learn more about employment outlook and work environment in the Emergency Medical Sciences field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

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Upon meeting all requirements and admission to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program, students receive credit for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic course work toward the Emergency Medical Science Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree

Please review the Admission Requirements for the Emergency Medical Science – Bridging option.


The Emergency Medical Science – 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 Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
Telephone: 727.210.2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
p 214.703.8445 | f 214.703.8992

Admission Process

The required classes are offered entirely online. All interested Paramedics must speak to the program Director Adam Johnson prior to enrollment.

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.