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.

  • Submit official educational transcripts to [email protected]. 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.        

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits, if applicable.

  • 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.

  • Complete the e-Learning Intro: Online Learning Readiness Assessment to be eligible to enroll in online courses.  https://www.waketech.edu/online-learning/elearning-intro

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit an EMS Program Application to [email protected] 

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