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Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program (A4534009)

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This special track was developed to facilitate a North Carolina or Nationally Registered certified paramedic in returning to school to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree. The length of this course varies depending on the individual’s experience and prior education. In order to enable the most rapid completion of the CPA Program the following prerequisites and/or admission requirements will be used:

Prerequisites and/or Admission Requirements:

  1. Meet CVCC’s institutional requirements for admissions as an EMS student.
  2. Letter from EMS director confirming 1000 hours or more of direct patient care.
  3. Valid North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic Certification.
  4. Letter of reference from service’s Medical Director attesting to the individual’s competence in basic and advanced life support skills.
  5. Once the criterion above has been met, the student will then be offered credit by credential for experience/credential in the following courses so as to facilitate his or her movement through the program.


Credit for the above EMS course(s) will be given if prerequites and/or admission requirements 1-4 are met.

Required Courses:

Students are required to complete the following courses, and maintain a 2.0 GPA, in order to successfully complete the program requirements.

The student may transfer and/or advance place up to sixty-five percent of the required course hours. This track will be highly individualized depending on any prior college credits by the student.

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

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