Emergency Medical Science AAS
Wake Tech Course ID: A45340A
Completion Earns:AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Financial Aid:Yes, financial aid is available for this program
Courses Sequence:Program Planning Guide
Downloads & Resources:EMS Program Checklist
The AAS degree program in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) accepts thirty (30), new students, once per year in August and takes 5 semesters to complete. EMS students will learn the practice of emergency medicine and will complete over 600 hours of clinical in our area hospitals and EMS agencies. At the end of the program, students will be eligible to take state or national paramedic credentialing exams. EMS agencies from across the state recruit Wake Tech graduates and many of our students have jobs before graduation.
The EMS program is designed around our student’s needs. We intentionally schedule all core classes two days per week and allow students to plan clinical around their schedule. We want our students to be able to focus on their education when they are here and have plenty of time for work, childcare, and other responsibilities when they are not here. We don’t want you to put your life on hold and then worry about how you’re going to make it all work. We realize that you have responsibilities and we want to help you meet your goal as seamlessly as we can. What are you waiting for? Start your journey towards becoming one of our nation’s elite paramedics today!
Step-by-step instructions on program application requirements can be found here. Interested students should contact Health Science Admissions at 919-747-0101.
Step-by-step instructions on program enrollment requirements can be found here.
|Cohort||Retention Rate||NC Paramedic Exam Pass Rate||National Registry Paramedic Exam Pass Rate||Job Placement Rate|
|2020||36.0%**||100.0%||not able to report yet||100.0%|
**this cohort dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.