Emergency Medical Services

Are you interested in a career as an emergency medical services (EMS) provider? We can help you become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Already a paramedic? We can help you get your degree!


Median Hourly Earnings

Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic
990 Annual Job Openings projected through 2022
All wage and employment data is specific to the regionSussex County, DE (10005)
Dorchester County, MD (24019)
Somerset County, MD (24039)
Wicomico County, MD (24045)
Worcester County, MD (24047)
Accomack County, VA (51001)
taken from EMSI June 2019. Your starting salary may vary.

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
9355 - 113th Street N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suites 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

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 (2019) program report data:

  • National Registry Pass Rate 2019 -- 71.4%
  • Program Retention Rate 2019 -- 70.0%
  • Positive Job Placement Rate -- 71.4% 

Degree & Certificate Programs

Credit for Current Emergency Medical Services Certification

Students entering the college with current EMT, CRT (EMT-I) or paramedic (EMT-P) certifications can earn college credit for emergency medical services courses with the appropriate documentation. Students with these certificates who are requesting college credit must complete and submit a Request for College Credit for Emergency Medical Technician Training form to admissions.

Readmission Procedures

The readmission of a previously-admitted and enrolled student is dependent upon the space available in the program. In order to receive consideration for readmission, you must complete and submit the required forms in the health professions admission information packet by the last Friday in June.

Contact Us Admissions 410-334-2895 admissions@worwic.edu
Daniel R. Webster Jr. Department Head 410-572-8738 dwebster@worwic.edu
Program Advisory Committee Emergency Medical Services
Admission Packet Program Packet