Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as emergency medical service providers, or paramedics. The program offers two options: (1) a two-year degree (A.A.S.) program in Emergency Medical Sciences and (2) the Workforce Continuing Education (non-degree) course: EMT.  EMS studies allow students to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, and specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
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EMS Admission Checklist

Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow the steps below to begin:

Once all admission requirements have been met, submit an EMS Program Application. Admission into EMS classes is on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date the program application has been submitted. Once seats are filled, additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list and offered seats if and when they become available.

  • The program application deadline is May 15 for Fall (August) entry. 
  • Email your completed program application to [email protected]

  • Demonstrate a chemistry or biology proficiency. This proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial (CheMOOC); or completion of BIO 110, BIO 111, or CHM 130 or higher (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of BIO 168 (or a transfer equivalent class) with a grade of “C” or higher.

  • Once admitted into the EMS classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.


Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.