Emergency Medical Science Bridge

Wake Tech Course ID: A45340B

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Total Credits:


Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Online

Learning Format(s):

Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this program

Courses Sequence:

Program Planning Guide

The EMS Bridge Program: Degreed to Succeed!

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 their shift schedule! The bridge program provides formal education in EMS management, EMS education, and advanced prehospital 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, to meet the requirements for promotion, or to gain additional knowledge! The program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of anyone pursuing higher education, no matter the purpose.

This program is available to paramedics who have an active state or national paramedic credential and meet minimum enrollment standards. The bridge program enrolls students every semester and will allow students to complete their degree at their own pace. Your success is our success. Advance your education today!

Curious about the curriculum for the program? Click the link above that says Program Planning Guide. It lays out a two-semester plan for degree completion. Please note that you must complete all proscribed courses in the curriculum in which you are enrolled with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. You must complete at least 25 percent of the hours required for a degree, diploma, or certificate in residence at Wake Technical Community College. 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.

Step 1: Apply to Wake Tech

Click the ‘Apply Online Now’ button at the top right of this page. You will need to complete both the Residency Form and the Wake Tech Application.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

To apply, click the Financial Aid button at the top right of this page. This link has all of the information you need to assist with applications for federal aid. Please contact the Financial Aid office with questions!

Step 3: Send transcripts and a copy of your paramedic credential

For Transcripts:

Official, unopened transcripts from previous college attendance should be sent to [email protected]. (Please note: if you are receiving financial aid, then 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 5 years to be eligible. If you need to have your transcripts physically mailed, then the address to send them to is as follows:

Wake Tech
Attn: Health Science Admissions
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610

For Paramedic credential:

Please 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, then we can offer transfer equivalency for EMS 125: Instructor Methodology. Please send copies of those credentials in with your paramedic credentials.

Step 4: Make an appointment with your EMS advisor!

You can meet with a Health Sciences Advisor any time Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM, on the Perry Health Science Campus. Advisors see students on a walk-in basis, so feel free to drop by when it is convenient for you. You may also contact Health Science Advising at 919-747-0402.

Once all transcripts have been received and transfer credit has been awarded, please make an appointment with the EMS Bridge Program Advisor by calling 919-747-0143 or emailing Dr. Mike Hubble at [email protected]

Step 5: Register for classes!

You are now ready to register for classes! 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. The welcome email includes instructions on how to set up and access your Wake Tech Key account (i.e., your login credentials) for all Wake Tech services. Once you set up your key account, you will be able to access your Wake Tech email and the Epic Learning (eLearning) course on Blackboard. You must complete the eLearning course in Blackboard prior to registering for any classes. Please click here for instructions on how to register for classes in WebAdvisor. Once registration has begun, please do not wait to register for classes, preferred class sections fill quickly!

That’s it! Everything you need to do in 5 easy steps! At Wake Tech, we want you to be successful and we are committed to helping you reach all of your goals.