Emergency Medical Science
Wake Tech provides high-quality instruction in emergency medical care to prepare students as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics to meet regional demand. Our students learn through intensive, scenario-based instruction and the use of state-of-the-art simulation equipment to master the knowledge, hands-on skills and critical thinking needed by EMS responders to help those in need during an emergency.
Several career pathways are available:
- Earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science to obtain their paramedic credential.
- Complete 17 college credits toward the Emergency Medical Science Certificate at the North Wake College and Career Academy. These credits will prepare students to test for an EMT credential.
- Obtain or renew their EMT certification through Workforce Continuing Education EMT and EMT Refresher courses.
Both the EMS Certificate program and Workforce Continuing Education EMT course can help you receive credit toward completion of the EMS AAS degree program.