Emergency Medical Science AAS

Wake Tech Course ID: A45340A

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

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Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

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Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this program

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Program Planning Guide

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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

Program Data

Cohort Retention Rate NC Paramedic Exam Pass Rate National Registry Paramedic Exam Pass Rate Job Placement Rate
2014 65.0% 100.0% N/A 80.0%
2015 41.0% 95.4% N/A 50.0%
2016 36.0% 100.0% 100.0% 54.0%
2017 66.7% 87.5% 100.0% 77.3%
2018 72.4% 94.7% 100.0% 90.5%
2019 54.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2020 36.0%** 100.0% not able to report yet 100.0%

**this cohort dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.