Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic Bridge

This certificate provides training for advanced pre-hospital care as an entry-level paramedic on an ambulance or in hospital emergency rooms.

Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic Bridge

Area of Interest

Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

Faculty Contact


Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • EMS 213: ALS Skills Development - 2 credits
  • BIO 145: Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences - 4 credits
  • EMS 123: EMS Clinical Preparation - 1 credits
  • EMS 202: Paramedic Pharmacology - 2 credits
  • EMS 203: Advanced Patient Care - 2 credits
  • EMS 204: Advanced Patient Care Lab - 2 credits
  • EMS 206: Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - 3 credits
  • EMS 247: Paramedic Clinical Experience II - 1 credits
  • EMS 248: Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience - 2 credits
  • EMS 210: EMS Operations - 1 credits
  • EMS 212: Leadership and Professional Development - 1 credits
  • EMS 165: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - 1 credits
  • EMS 163: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) - 1 credits
  • EMS 167: Emergency Pediatrics Course (EPC) - 1 credits
  • EMS 164: Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) - 1 credits
  • EMS 216: Paramedic Review - 1 credits
  • EMS 249: Paramedic Capstone Internship - 2 credits

Admissions Requirements

There are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information on the RN to Paramedic program in a booklet on the program’s web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.

Program Information

The PVCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) career studies certificate program prepares current NREMT-I and Registered Nurse students to provide advanced pre-hospital care as a paramedic under structured guidelines in emergency situations. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as entry-level paramedics.

Occupational Objective: Employment opportunities for National Registry/Virginia-licensed paramedics include hospital emergency rooms, rescue squads, ambulance companies and other public and private agencies providing pre-hospital care.

Potential Careers