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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science Bridging Program, AAS

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A 45 34 0 A2

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50378

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 by completing the EMS Capstone course and the Pharmacology for EMS course, in addition to the Anatomy and Physiology course requirement and general education requirements for the degree.

The prerequisites for admission to the EMS Bridging program include the following certifications:

  • EMT Paramedic Certification;
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification*;
  • Basic Trauma Life Support Certification*;
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support*

*Within one year of application

These certifications provide 42 semester hours of advanced placement for students who are accepted into the program and meet the GTCC residency requirements.

Total Credits: 11

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 10

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 6

Total credit hours required for degree: 36


1. Second English Elective

Choose one course from:


*BIO 165  and  BIO 166  are acceptable electives. If the student chooses the two-semester course block, the first semester must be completed successfully (final grade of “C” or better) by the end of the second semester to continue.

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