EMS Applicant

EMS students working on a dummy

Program Prerequisites

In order to be considered for admission to either the certificate or associate in applied science degree in Emergency Medical Services program, applicants must have successfully completed the following:

  1. high school level algebra I
  2. high school level lab science (preferably lab biology)
  3. Proof of licensure at the EMT (Basic) level

Required Application Documentation

Applicants seeking admission to THE CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM must submit the following required documentation:

  • All previous transcripts (high school, adult education, and college); Indicate all prior academic history, regardless of whether transfer credit is being sought. Applicants must disclose all prior colleges attended. Failure to furnish all information on past education may constitute adequate reason for disqualification of your acceptance or subsequent dismissal from the College as well as possible retraction or denial of financial aid funds.
  • Immunization Records, including Covid-19 vaccination (More about this requirement once an application is submitted.)


Required Admission Documentation

Learners accepted for admission to THE CERTIFICATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM must submit the following required documentation:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Attendance at an Informational Session (for those who hadn’t attended one previous to acceptance.)

Program Information and Timeline

The EMS program provides individuals who work with ambulance services, rescue squads, fire services, and other first responder organizations the opportunity to earn either a certificate or an associate in applied science degree OR to obtain licensure at the various levels (without earning a college credential).  The Advanced EMT pathway is designed for individuals who are currently licensed (or licensable) at the EMT level and the Paramedic pathway is designed for individuals who are currently licensed (or licensable) at the Advanced EMT level.

Applications for the EMS program will be accepted on a rolling basis each year. Generally, EMS123 (EMT) is offered each fall, spring and summer semester. The Advanced EMT is offered each spring and fall. Paramedic courses begin annually each fall. (EMCC reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment.)

To register for EMS123 (EMT Basic) class, contact the Registration Office at 207.974.4621 or registrar@emcc.edu.

An application for admission is required of individuals seeking to enroll in any of the following:

  • EMS certificate program (includes credit for previously completed EMT, followed by A-EMT & 7 credits of general education coursework.)
  • EMS associate degree program (includes credit for previously completed EMT, followed by A-EMT, Paramedic & 23 credits of general education courses.)
  • Licensure at the A-EMT level (no general education coursework.)
  • Licensure at the Paramedic level (no general education coursework.)

To apply for admission to one of these programs, go to www.emcc.edu/apply.

Financial aid eligibility requires individuals to be accepted to and enrolled in a program of study; therefore, if you require financial aid to pay your tuition and fees you must apply for the certificate or degree EMS program. Since licensure at the EMT (Basic) level is a prerequisite for both the certificate and the associate degree program, students seeking financial aid in order to take that introductory licensing course should consult the Admissions or Financial Aid Office for clarification and advice.