For those who are already a paramedic but wish to obtain an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Medical Science, CVCC offers an accelerated degree that gives credit for previous work and education. Whether seeking higher pay, job advancement, or personal satisfaction, a degree can open up many new doors for the future. The majority of the courses in this program may be completed online, accommodating the schedule of those currently working in the field.
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. 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:
Note: Advanced Placement requirement will be satisfied with documentation of 1000 hours or more of direct patient care.
Students should start by contacting the EMS department. CVCC accepts transfer credit for previous course work. 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 and his or her success with advanced placement scores.
The bridging process may be started at any time. Registration and classes will be based on the college calendar. Contact the EMS program for advising.
For any questions or advising regarding the Certificate to Degree program, email the EMT program at email@example.com.
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