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Case Study

AAS Emergency Medical Science Bridge

Caldwell Community College

CREDENTIAL TITLE

AAS Emergency Medical Science Bridge

CREDENTIAL LEVEL

Undergraduate

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Health Care/Health Sciences

CREDIT/NON-CREDIT # OF CREDITS (IF CREDIT BEARING)

46

INCREMENTAL CREDENTIALING FRAMEWORK APPROACHES

 Specialize As You Go
Stack As You Go
Transfer As You Go
Learn As You Go
Partner As You Go
Retro As You Go

ADDITIONAL FRAMEWORK APPROACHES

Prior Learning Assessment

Top Competencies/Learning Outcomes

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is designed to allow currently certified non-degree paramedics to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Science.

Credential Components

PLA: EMS 110, 122, 130, 131, 160, 220, 221, 231, 240, 241, 250, 260, 270, 285.

Courses: ACA 115, BIO 163, EMS 280, ENG 111, EPT 150, MAT 110, COM 120/231, PSY 150/SOC 210, Humanities/Fine Arts elective (3 hours).

Improving Education and Employment Outcomes