Emergency Medical Science AAS
Wake Tech Course ID: A45340
Completion Earns:AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Financial Aid:Yes, financial aid is available for this course
Downloads & Resources:Program Planning Guide
The A.A.S. EMS degree program accepts new students twice each year. Thirty (30) students start each August and thirty (30) additional students start each January. The program takes two years to complete, spanning a combination of five (5) semesters and 10-week summer sessions.
EMS students use high- and low-definition simulations in labs to apply critical thinking, practice diagnostic skills, and administer medical care in real time. Students also complete hospital-based clinical instruction as well as internships in EMS agencies in the greater Raleigh area. They provide care for real patients under the supervision of nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, physician assistants, and physicians.
Upon completion, students are eligible to take state-administered credentialing (licensing) exams to become paramedics. EMS agencies from across the state recruit Wake Tech graduates, and many students have job offers before their final semester.
Students should have successfully completed high school or college chemistry with a grade of C or higher; strong math skills; read and write English at the college entry level; good physical strength and flexibility; be able to see, hear, and communicate well; and have strong critical thinking skills. Wake Tech’s clinical site partners require criminal background checks, drug testing, and tuberculosis screening along with proof of immunizations. Interested students should contact EMS Admissions at 919-747-0101.
“The Wake Tech EMS AAS Degree Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992, www.coaemp.org.