Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate Bridge CAS

This program is the bridge from EMT-I Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate to EMT-P Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. A Paramedic, through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, strives to meet the goals of preventing and reducing mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting. The Paramedic program prepares the graduate for a career as a certified EMT-Paramedic. A graduate of the Paramedic program is a highly skilled, health care provider.

The curriculum includes a balance of paramedic and college level courses. The paramedic courses are designed to assist the student to maintain high-quality patient care. The graduate will be able to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured persons in any pre-hospital settings along with administering emergency medications, performing advanced airway management, obtaining and reading electrocardiographs, and introducing intravenous lines. Paramedics are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public, and their peers. Paramedics work in the field under the direction of a physician through written standing orders and radio communications.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Technicians-Paramedic certification exam. A student completing the program will have the potential for employment as a Paramedic in a pre-hospital or hospital setting.

  • Admittance to this program is by a selective process.
  • Candidates must submit to a background check, drug test, and interview. See Allied Health Students on page 11 of the College Catalog for Background and Drug Screen requirements.
  • Students must have current EMT-I certification to be admitted to this program


First Semester

Number Title Hours
Math 101 General Mathics 3
BMED 101 Intro to Emergency Medical Services 1
BMED 102 Pharmacology/ Medication Administration 2

Pharmacology/ Medication Administration LAB

BMED 104 Patient Assessment 1
BMED 105 EMT- I BridgeField Clinical I 1
BMED 106 Trauma/ AIrway Management in Field 2
BMED 106L Trauma/ AIrway Management in Field LAB 1
BMED 107 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 2
BMED 107L Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care LAB 1
Total Semester Hours 15


Number Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition 3
BMED 200

Cardiopulmonary Pe-Hospital Care

BMED 200L Cardiopulmonary Pe-Hospital Care LAB 2
BMED 201

Medical Emergency Management in Field

BMED 201L Medical Emergency Management in Field LAB 1
BMED 202 Special Patient Considerations 1
BMED 203 EMT- I Bridge Field Clinical II 2
BMED 204

EMT- I Bridge Field Internship

Total Semester Hours 15


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