Southwest Tech offers a Bridge Track for currently certified CPMs who want to obtain a MEAC-accredited Associate Degree. All courses for Bridge Track CPMs are delivered online except for one blended course - Midwife Research - where online learning is combined with class participation via a virtual platform. Online learning means that the Bridge Track can be completed at the midwife’s pace within the outlined guidelines and requirements per course syllabus and semester dates.

What If I Have Previous College Credit?

Each midwife's program might look at bit different, especially if they had previous college credit. Student Services and the Academic Program Advisor will be able to evaluate which credits will transfer after the applicant has submitted an application and fee, current CPM certification and previous college transcripts. Note that a minimum of 17 credits must be obtained at SWTC in order to obtain a degree, regardless of number of transfer credits.

How do I Apply?

Those interested in applying for admission to the Bridge Track need to submit an application and pay a $30 application fee.

Applicants subsequently need to send high school transcripts and any official college transcripts if they have previous college attendance, as well as a copy of their NARM certification for verification of the CPM credential.

Bridge Track applicants are also required to take an entrance exam. An appointment to take the exam can be arranged by contacting student services at 608-822-2354.

The last step is to have an interview with a Southwest Tech academic advisor to map out a personalized academic plan. This appointment is also scheduled via student services (608-822–2354); ask to make an appointment with a Midwife program advisor.

Those interested in financial aid will need to fill out a FaFSA form. This is a federal form that all students need to complete to be considered for any financial aid.

Bridge Track Courses For Current Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)

Semester 1 (Spring)

Course ID Course Credits
10-501-153 Body Structure & Function 3
10-510-146 Well Woman Gynecology 3
10-510-153 Applied Pharmacology 2
10-510-140 Nutrition 3
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology * OR * 3
10-809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3

Semester 2 (Summer)

Course ID Course Credits
10-801-195 Written Communication 3
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3

Semester 3 (Fall)

Course ID Course Credits
10-510-150 OB/Medication Management 1
10-510-154 Midwife Research 1
10-510-149 Professional Issues in Midwifery 2
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Applications 3
10-804-123 Math with Business Applications 3