Southwest Tech offers a CPM to ASM Pathway for currently certified CPMs who want to obtain a MEAC-accredited Associate Degree. All courses for CPM to ASM Pathway 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 CPM to ASM Pathway 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 CPM to ASM Pathway need to submit an application.

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.

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.

CPM to ASM Pathway Courses For Current Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)

Semester 1 (Spring)

Course ID Course Credits
10-501-153 Body Structure and Function 3
10-510-150 OB/Mediation Management 1
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Applications 3
10-804-123 Math with Business Applications 3
10-809-199 Psychology of Human Relations * OR * 3
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology 3

Semester 2 (Summer)

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

Semester 3 (Fall)

Course ID Course Credits
10-510-153 Applied Pharmacology 2
10-510-140 Nutrition 3
10-510-149 Professional Issues in Midwifery 2
10-510-146 Well Woman Gynecology 3
10-510-154 Midwife Research 1