Paramedics can turn training into college degree in 2 semesters at RichmondCC

Nov 28, 2022 | News

HAMLET — Richmond Community College now offers a “bridge” program that allows paramedic training to count toward credits in the Emergency Medical Science associate degree program. This will cut down on time and costs for those already working as paramedics who want to advance their credentials to a college degree.

With the EMS bridge program, students who have completed the paramedic course through RichmondCC’s Workforce & Economic Development division and are listed on the North Carolina Office of EMS Registry and/or the National Emergency Medical Technician Training Registry will receive college credits in the Emergency Medical Science program. This will allow a certified paramedic to come into the program with 45 credits, allowing them to complete the degree in just two semesters.