Emergency Medical Science-Bridging Program

Advanced degrees are quickly becoming the norm for EMS professionals, especially for those who aspire to climb the leadership ladder. This program is designed to allow a currently credentialed, non-degreed Paramedic to earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science in as little as two semesters. Fifty credits of advanced standing will be awarded to anyone who is currently a National Registry or North Carolina credentialed Paramedic and has current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications.

Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

The Emergency Medical Science-Bridging is a limited enrollment program at GTCC, which means that application to this program is competitive.

Students interested in applying to this program must follow guidelines on our Limited Entry Programs page.

Jeremiah Underwood, Director of EMS Programs

Robbie Griffin, EMS Instructor

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 Option 3.

You must possess a current National Registry or North Carolina Paramedic credential, current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.

Yes. The full-time instructors maintain office hours (both in-person and online), and they will be glad to assist you with any questions or remediation that they can offer.