Emergency Medical Science

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides you with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. It prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Paramedic Program Outcomes
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 2018.
The most recent success rate for the North Carolina State Cognitive exam was 92.9%.
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 68.2%

The GTCC Emergency Medical Science Curriculum Program has obtained full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health 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
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org 

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8992
coaemsp.org

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

Emergency Medical Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Each applicant will need to:

The EMS Program information sessions have been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

  1. Complete the GTCC application
  2. Complete the EMS Admission Packet
  3. Complete the EMS Program Application
  4. Attend a required program information session (see admission packet)

The deadline for all admission steps to be completed is 5:00 pm on May 15, 2020 to be eligible for the Fall 2020 cohort. Materials should be emailed to the Director of EMS Programs, Jeremiah Underwood at jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu

Jeremiah Underwood, EMS Program Director
336-334-4822 Ext. 50378
jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu

Robbie Griffin, EMS Instructor
336-334-4822 Ext. 50456
rdgriffin@gtcc.edu

Jason Boaze, Clinical Coordinator
336-334-4822 Ext. 50588
jmboaze@gtcc.edu

Yes, financial aid is available for this program along with EMS specific scholarships. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.  

Though having a medical background prior to enrolling in the EMS program could help, it is not necessary to have previous medical experience. You will learn how to become a paramedic during the program.

It is not advisable for you to work full-time while in the EMS program, but it is understandable that you must have a job. It is possible to maintain a part-time job after school hours, but you must understand the EMS program is rigorous and requires a lot of studying.

Yes. The full-time instructors maintain office hours (that vary each semester), and they will be glad to assist you with any questions or remediation that they can offer.