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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:
- high school level algebra I
- high school level lab science (preferably lab biology)
Required Application Documentation
Applicants 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.
- Copy of current EMS license if applicable.
- (ie Applicants currently licensed at the Basic level are asked to provide a copy of the license to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be considered for Advanced EMT classes. Applicants currently licensed at the AEMT level are asked to provide a copy of the license in order to be considered for Paramedic classes.)
Required Admission Documentation
Candidates accepted for admission will then be required to submit the following documentation prior to registering for classes:
- Criminal Background Check
- Immunization Records, including Covid-19 vaccination
Note that registration is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis and the background check as well as immunization records must be on file prior to course enrollment.
Program Information and Timeline
The EMS program provides individuals who work with or wish to 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 (certificate) is designed for individuals who are currently licensed (or licensable) at the EMT (Basic) level.
- Paramedic pathway (associate degree) 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, EMS131 (EMT) is offered each fall and spring semester. The Advanced EMT is offered each spring. Paramedic courses begin annually each spring. (EMCC reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment.)
An application for admission is required of individuals seeking to enroll in any of the following:
- EMS certificate program (includes EMT Basic, followed by A-EMT licensure classes as well as 7 credits of general education coursework.)
- EMS associate degree program (includes EMT Basic, followed by A-EMT licensure classes, Paramedic licensure classes as well as 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, students who require financial aid to assist with the cost of tuition and fees must apply for the certificate or degree EMS program.