Campus contact for this program:
Professor Sandra Barnes, SBarnes@hcc.commnet.edu
Associate in Science Degree
This Associate in Science Degree program is a collaborative effort between the Bridgeport Emergency Medicine Institute and Housatonic Community College. It provides a pathway for graduates of the Bridgeport Emergency Medicine Institute who have passed the National Registry as Paramedics to obtain their Associate in Science Degree from Housatonic Community College so that they can then move into a four-year program or a registered nursing program. Graduates of BEMI from 1995 and later, when the program which was accredited in 2014 was substantively in place, are eligible for the Associate Degree, provided the Paramedic has maintained licensure.
- Graduate from Bridgeport Emergency Medicine Institute
- Pass the National Registry for Paramedic status
- Complete the general education courses in satisfaction of the associate degree requirements
Admission to the Program:
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification is required for entry into the Paramedic Program. Candidates for the Paramedic Program must have and maintain their EMT or A-EMT Certification and must apply to and be accepted into the program at the Bridgeport Emergency Medicine Institute. All Paramedic clinical training is done at the Bridgeport Emergency Medicine Institute located at Bridgeport Hospital and related sites.
Students may take their EMT and Paramedic courses before, during or after the non-clinical pre-requisites taken at Housatonic Community College. Following completion of the courses below, students can apply for the Associates in Science in Paramedic Studies, provided they have also successfully completed their Paramedic courses and passed their licensure exam with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.