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2021-2022 General Catalog Archived 
2021-2022 General Catalog Archived [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S.: Bridging Option

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A45340B  Total credit hours:  69

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

This program option allows credentialed paramedics to earn their A.A.S. and is intended for students who already have a state or National Registry Paramedic Credential.  Please note that students in this option are not eligible to take the national registry exam.

Program Director: Christopher Gage

Advanced Standing

The general admission requirements of the College and of the EMS program apply to persons seeking admission into the EMS program with advanced standing. Those applying for advanced standing must have previously completed an EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic educational program and hold either National Registry registration, or a credential from the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. Credit may be granted for the following courses, dependent on the level and combination of credentials:

EMS 110 EMS 122 , EMS 130 , EMS 131 , EMS 160 , EMS 220 , EMS 221 , EMS 231 , EMS 240 , EMS 241 , EMS 250 , EMS 260 , EMS 270 , EMS 285 .

Students will be awarded a grade of “T” and credit hours for the courses are awarded. No quality points are awarded and the grade is not included in the grade point average.

Paramedics satisfying the requirements for Advanced Standing will be admitted to the EMS Bridging program. Students admitted to the EMS Bridging program must complete at least 25% of the required semester hours in the EMS program at Davidson-Davie Community College.

Transfer Credit

The decision regarding transfer credit for EMS courses is made by the Program Director, in consultation with members of the Emergency Medical Science faculty. Transfer credit must be evaluated by the program and is not guaranteed.

Challenge Examinations for EMS Courses

Credentialed Paramedics who do not hold National Registry registration or a North Carolina credential (i.e. out of state) may challenge EMS courses appropriate for their training level. Specific information regarding challenge examinations for these courses will be provided to applicants upon request.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program.  Emergency Medical Science Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)  

Program Requirements

(Can be taken in any order):

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