EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCE
The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides
the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may
be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Frequently Asked Questions concerning the EMS program, EMT-credentials, and the Continuing Education classes.
For more information concerning the curriculum or the EMS academic department, please visit Emergency Medical Science web site.
All applicants must complete the following minimum requirements:
STEP 1: Complete a Wake Technical Community College Application by applying either Online .
STEP 2: Provide official transcripts (transcripts in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school and/or GED scores and all college transcripts (if college has already been attended).
Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to the schools they have
attended to have their transcripts sent to Wake Tech. Applications will NOT be processed until ALL transcripts have been received by Wake Technical Community College. Unofficial transcripts (transcripts which have been opened or FAXed)
will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete, showing the date of graduation. You can call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if your transcripts have been received.
STEP 3: Meet appropriate requirements for Reading, English, and Math. These requirements can be met by any one of the following or combination of the following:
- Completion of a college-level composition course and a college-level math course with a "C" or better OR
- Minimum SAT score of 520 on Critical Reading (or verbal) and a minimum score of 600 on Math OR
- Minimum ACT score of 21 on the Reading, English, and Math sections.
STEP 4: If the Reading, English, and/or Math requirement can NOT be met by any of the options listed in Step 3, they can be met by completion of RED 090, ENG 090/A, and/or MAT 070 within the past 5 years. To enroll in these classes, a placement test must be completed first. Please visit the Testing Center website to schedule an appointment to take the placement test. If you do not have internet access you may call either 919-866-5461, 919-866-5462, or 919-866-5463 to schedule an appointment. There is no fee for this test.
Applicants must obtain a "Permit for Testing" card from a Health Sciences Counselor in the Student Services Building, Room 128. Applicants can only schedule a test time AFTER they have submitted an application. The results of the Placement Test will be given to you upon completion
of testing, and you will be directed to the appropriate counselor for evaluation of scores and registration information.
STEP 5: Meet appropriate requirements for Chemistry. Chemistry proficiency may be satisfied by completion of one unit of a high school level chemistry course OR completion of a college-level chemistry course OR completion of CHM 090 or an equivalent class with a "C"
or better OR completion of the chemistry tutorial unit in the Individualized Learning Center.
STEP 6: Once all the admissions requirements have been completed, submit a "Minimum Admissions" checklist to an advisor. Click HERE to get a copy of the checklist.
A checklist must be submitted to be consider eligible for the EMS classes.
STEP 7: Admission into the EMS classes is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Admissions into the EMS classes begin in the Fall semester. Some students may be eligible for advanced placement due to currently held EMT credentials. In this case,
clinical entry into the Spring class is possible if the above admissions requirements have been met. The application deadline for clinical entry into the Spring semester is November 1.
Please note that Wake Technical Community College is constantly evaluating the admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as the need arises.