Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as emergency medical service providers, or paramedics. The program offers two options: (1) a two-year degree (A.A.S.) program in Emergency Medical Sciences and (2) the Workforce Continuing Education (non-degree) course: EMT.  EMS studies allow students to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, and specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
[email protected]

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Request official transcript(s) from high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Transcripts may be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits.  Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • Demonstrate a chemistry or biology proficiency. This proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial (CheMOOC); or completion of BIO 110, BIO 111, or CHM 130 or higher (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of BIO 168 (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or higher.

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to an Admissions and Academic Advisor at the Perry Health Sciences Campus to be considered eligible for the EMS program. The clinical application deadline is May 15 for Fall entry. Please email your filled clinical application to the Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions and Academic advisors at [email protected]

    • Please note the EMS program has updated their curriculum to MAT 143 from MAT 110.  Please refer to the curriculum outline here. 

  • Admission into EMS classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program begins in the fall semester.  

  • Once admitted into the EMS classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.