Designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies required to administer emergency pre-hospital care, these programs follow national and state protocol standards that allow graduates to take national and state certification examinations. Additional affiliation requirements with a Maryland fire or EMS agency are required for Maryland certification.
If you are already certified as a paramedic, you could earn your associate degree in a year or less by successfully completing general education courses and college graduation requirements.
Due to the limited number of spaces available in these programs, selection is on a competitive basis. Interested individuals must follow the procedures in the health professions admission information packet. In order to be considered for admission, prospective students must complete the admission requirements by the last Friday in June. Students who want to register for EMS 101 and/or EMS 151 can do so without completing program admission requirements.
Wor-Wic's emergency medical services programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL, 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
The Emergency Medical Services Board and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has approved the emergency medical services program at Wor-Wic Community College as a paramedic education program.
Annual (2018) program report data:
- National Registry Pass Rate 2018 -- 72.7%
- Program Retention Rate 2018 -- 72.2%
- Positive Job Placement Rate -- 92.3%