Wake Tech provides high-quality instruction in emergency medical care to prepare students as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), advanced EMTs (AEMTs) and paramedics to meet regional, state and national demand. Our students learn through intensive, scenario-based instruction and use of state-of-the-art simulation equipment to master the knowledge, hands-on skills and critical thinking needed by EMS professionals to treat patients in the pre-hospital environment.
The mission of Wake Tech’s Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program is to produce confident, competent, entry-level EMS professionals through evidence-based practices and by inspiring our students to excellence in patient care through quality education. Additionally, the EMS program will serve the state of North Carolina and beyond as a leader in education for the Emergency Medicine profession.
The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program at Wake Tech strives to be a program of excellence that spearheads the forward progression of the profession through contributions to research, education and compassionate patient care.
Several career pathways are available. Eligible students may:
- Earn a five-semester Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science to obtain a paramedic credential.
- Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science in as few as two semesters by transferring in an existing paramedic credential for 43 credit hours.
- Obtain or renew EMT certification through our Continuing Education EMT and EMT refresher courses.
The Wake Tech Emergency Medical Science program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact the CAAHEP:
- 9335 113th St. N.
Seminole, FL 33775
To contact the CoAEMSP:
- 8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
Professional licensure statement
Wake Technical Community College academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licensure are tied to either North Carolina or national certifications.
If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure Section on the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.