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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
1,023 Annual Job Openings projected through 2027
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI July 2023. Your starting salary may vary.
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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.

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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.

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Wor-Wic's emergency medical services programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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.

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CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 83.3%. The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. The most recent retention rate was 77.8%.

Degree & Certificate Programs

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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.

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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.