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, cardiac rescue technician or paramedic. Already a paramedic? We can help you get your degree!


Median Hourly Earnings

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedic
983 Annual Job Openings projected through 2021
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI October 2018. Your starting salary may vary.

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies required to administer emergency pre-hospital care. The emergency medical technician -- intermediate (EMT-I) certificate program is designed to prepare graduates to work as cardiac rescue technicians (CRTs) at the intermediate level. The emergency medical technician -- paramedic (EMT-P) certificate program is for those with a CRT 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.

Because the EMT-I and EMT-P programs are limited admission programs, you must apply and meet all of the requirements outlined in the emergency medical services admission information packet. Since there are only 32 spots in the EMT-I program and 32 spots in the EMT-P program, you might not be selected even if you meet all of the requirements. EMT-I classes start in the summer and EMT-P classes start in the fall. 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
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.

The paramedic program has the following three-year average outcomes for examination pass rates, retention and positive placement: National Registry Written Exam: 72%; National Registry Practical Exam:100%; State Written Examination: 100%. The program has an 87% retention rate and 72% positive placement (employment).

Degree & Certificate Programs

  • Emergency Medical Services A.A.S. Combines classroom instruction and hands-on experiences from both the EMT-I and EMT-P certificate programs, as well as general education courses required to earn an associate degree.
  • Paramedic Certificate Prepares you to work as a paramedic.

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 the emergency medical services courses with the appropriate documentation. Students with these certificates who are requesting college credit for the EMT, EMT I and/or EMT-P courses must complete and submit a Request for College Credit for Emergency Medical Technician Training form to the director of 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 emergency medical services readmission packet by the last Friday in May.

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