Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Bridge

The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Bridge program is designed for credentialed paramedics who want to obtain their EMS degree. Paramedics must have an active state or national paramedic credential to be eligible. The program is 100% online, which ensures that any paramedic can enroll, no matter their shift schedule! The bridge program provides formal education in EMS management, EMS education, and advanced prehospital practice. 

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.

  • Request official transcripts from high school, or high school equivalency, and previous college(s).  If you already have a college degree, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. The official transcripts can be submitted by your school electronically or by mail to the following addresses:  

          Mailing Address:                         OR         Electronic Mail Address:         
          Wake Tech Admissions                                 [email protected]
          9101 Fayetteville Road
          Raleigh NC 27603-5696

  • In order for your college transcripts to be evaluated, you must be an accepted student.  It is the student's responsibility to follow up with Student Records for transfer credit. If you have a question regarding your transfer credits, please visit the following link: https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-and-records/registration/transfer-credit

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits.  Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • Provide a copy of your in-date, unencumbered North Carolina or National Registry paramedic credential.  If you have an active, unencumbered North Carolina Level I or II instructor credential and/or a Nationally Credentialed EMS Educator (NCEE) credential, then we can offer transfer equivalency for EMS 125: Instructor Methodology. Please send copies of those credentials in with your paramedic credentials.

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to a Health Sciences advisor to be considered eligible for the EMS Bridge program.  Once you are accepted, you will need to set up your Wake Tech account and complete the e-Learning Intro.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.