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
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EMS Admission Checklist

Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow the steps below to begin:

Once all admission requirements have been met, submit an EMS Program Application

  • Email your completed program application to [email protected]

  • To receive transfer credit for the required math class (MAT 110 or MAT 143 or higher), the college-level math class must either (1) be completed within 10 years of beginning EMS classes or (2) if over 10 years, pass the EMS program-specific placement test.

  • Once admitted into the EMS classes, students are required to complete all clinical site requirements.


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