The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Bridge program is designed for credentialed paramedics who want to obtain their EMS degree. The program is 100% online, which ensures that any paramedic can enroll, no matter his or her shift schedule.
The program provides formal education in EMS management, EMS education and advanced pre-hospital practice while allowing students to complete general education classes that meet the requirements for university transfer. EMS professionals can use this degree for university transfer, meet the requirements for promotion or gain additional knowledge.
The bridge program is available to paramedics who have an active state or national paramedic credential and meet minimum enrollment standards. The program enrolls students every semester and will allow students to complete their degree at their own pace.
The "Program Planning Guide" link lays out a two-semester plan for degree completion. You must complete all proscribed courses in the curriculum in which you are enrolled with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. You must complete at least 25 percent of the hours required for a degree, diploma or certificate in residence at Wake Tech. This means that, of the available classes, you must take a minimum of 19 credit hours through Wake Tech to be eligible for this degree.
Send official, unopened transcripts from previous college attendance to [email protected]. If you are receiving financial aid, high school transcripts will also be required.
Your college transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit, which will be awarded as able for all general education courses. Anatomy and Physiology courses must have been taken within the last five years to qualify. If you need to have your transcripts physically mailed, send them to this address:
Wake Technical Community College
Attn: Health Science Admissions
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
Email a copy of an in-date, unencumbered North Carolina or National Registry paramedic credential to [email protected]. Once received, transfer equivalency will be requested for the 43 credit hours of paramedic courses.
If you have an active, unencumbered North Carolina Level I or II instructor credential and/or a Nationally Credentialed EMS Educator (NCEE) credential, Wake Tech can offer transfer equivalency for EMS-125: Instructor Methodology. Please send copies of those credentials in with your paramedic credentials.
Once all the paperwork is done, meet with a Health Sciences advisor. Advisors are available for walk-in sessions Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Perry Health Sciences Campus. You can also call Health Science Advising at 919-747-0402.
At this point, you should have received a welcome email, which will be sent to your new Wake Tech email and the personal email address on file. This email includes instructions on how to set up and access your Wake Tech Key Account for all Wake Tech services.
Once you set up your Key Account, you will be able to access your Wake Tech email and the eLearning Intro course on Blackboard. You must complete the course prior to registering for any classes.
You can then use Self-Service register for classes. Once registration has begun, do not wait to register for classes, as preferred class sections fill quickly.