Emergency Medical Science AAS

Wake Tech Course ID: A45340

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Total Credits:


Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

Learning Format(s):

Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this program

Downloads & Resources:

EMS AAS Program Planning Guide

The AAS degree program in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) accepts thirty (30) new students once per year in August. The program takes 5 semesters to complete. EMS students use high- and low-fidelity simulations in labs to apply critical thinking,develop diagnostic skills, and administer medical care. Students also complete hospital-based clinical instruction as well as internships in EMS agencies. 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 or national credentialing exams to become paramedics. EMS agencies from across the state recruit Wake Tech graduates, and many students have job offers before graduation. 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 goal of the Wake Tech EMS program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

“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 the CoAEMSP:

CoAEMSP • 8301 Lakeview Parkway • Suite 111-312 • Rowlett, TX 75088 • P: 214-703-8445 • F: 214-703-8992 • www.coaemsp.org

Cohort Retention Rate First-time test-taker pass rates Job placement rate
2014 65% 100% 80%
2015 41% 96% 50%
2016 36% 100% 54%
2017* -- -- --
2018 71.00% 68.18% 77.27%

*Data not available from 2017 year-group.