2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science (A45340BR), AAS

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The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is designed to allow currently non-degree paramedics to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Emergency Medical Science.

The EMS Bridge AAS degree requires 70 semester credit hours (SHC). Through the bridging program, current credentialed EMT-Paramedics receive 42 SHC of advanced placement. The remaining course work to complete the the AAS in Emergency Medical Science requires 28 additional semester hours of coursework.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Admission into the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program is outlined in the general requirements section.

Program Information Contact:

Eric Freeman - Program Director

General Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/emergencymedicalscience/bridge [opens in a new tab].
  2. Complete RCC Admissions application.
  3. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  4. Possess current North Carolina driver’s license.
  5. Certifications and passing the National Registry or North Carolina Certification exam, will provide 42 hours of proficiency credit toward the A.A.S. Current Paramedic credential along with the following updated certifications (A copy of your initial paramedic education program transcript and all certifications must be on file in the EMS Department).
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Trauma Life Support
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  6. Document 2,000 hours or patient contact at the paramedic level as evidence by the signature of the director of the EMS agency with which the paramedic is affliiated and the medical director of the ALS system with which the paramedic is affiliated.
  7. Submit two letters of recommendation on official agency letterhead:
    • One required from your Medical Director
    • One required from your affiliated agency (Director, Chief, or Training Officer)
  8. Complete interview with EMS Program Director and facutly.
  9. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the emergency medical science web site at www.robeson.edu/emergencymedicalscience [opens in a new tab] and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.

Program Curriculum

These 42 semester hours credit (SHC) represent the major area (EMS) courses required for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and paramedic credentials that are not required as EMS Bridge Program. The courses are outlined below:

Total EMS 42 SHC

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 14

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 14

Total Credit Hours 70

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The humanities/fine arts elective requirements can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , ENG 231 , ENG 232 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , REL 211, REL 212, REL 221 .

    Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.
  2. Students interested in transfer to a four year university Emergency Medical Science program should take BIO 168  and BIO 169  for BIO 163 ; ENG 112  for ENG 115 ; CIS 110  for CIS 111 ; MAT 143 , MAT 171  or MAT 152  for MAT 110  and any of the following for the humanities/fine arts elective (ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 ).

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