Emergency Medical Science AAS

Wake Tech Course ID: A45340A

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Total Credits:

75

Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

Course Format(s):

Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this program

Courses Sequence:

Program Planning Guide

The AAS degree program in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) accepts 30 students each August and takes five semesters to complete. EMS students will learn the practice of emergency medicine and will complete more than 600 hours of clinical in 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 students’ 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, child care 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.

Applying to the program involves several steps. Interested students should contact Health Science Admissions at 919-747-0101.

Program data

Cohort
Retention rate
N.C. Paramedic Exam rate
Job placement rate
2021
66%
100%
100%
2020
26.7%*
100%
100%
2019
54%
100%
100%
2018
72.4%
94.7%
90.5%
2017
66.7%
87.5%
77.3%
2016
36%
100%
54%
2015
41%
95.4%
50%
2014
65%
100%
80%

*This cohort was dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.