Application for Admission to Emergency Medical Services
The EMS program provides the opportunity to earn licensure at the EMT, A-EMT, and Paramedic levels; with additional options to earn a certificate and/or an associate in applied science degree to individuals who work with ambulance services, rescue squads, fire services, and other first responder organizations. Offered in concert with Atlantic Partners EMS, the program augments a nationally recognized technical core with general education courses. Awards of completion are given at three levels as students complete technical courses and are prepared to sit for State Licensure. For those seeking a certificate or degree, the program is typically taken on a part-time basis over three to four years.
EMCC accepts applications for our EMS program on a rolling basis; however, applications submitted within 30 days prior to the start of a semester will be considered for the next available semester. Semesters begin in late August, mid-January and in certain cases, summer terms may be available. (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 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 EMT level (no general education coursework.)
- Licensure at the A-EMT level (no general education coursework.)
- Licensure at the Paramedic level (no general education coursework.)
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 (even if you plan only to take the licensure classes without seeking program completion). Since EMT 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.