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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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.  

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. If you already have a college degree, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show the date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received. 

  • 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 chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or 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); 

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to a Health Sciences advisor to be considered eligible for the EMS program.

    • The EMS program has updated their curriculum and will no longer accept BIO 163 and PED 110 effective for 2019.  The new course requirements are BIO 168 and BIO 169.  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.