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.

Graduate Job Placement: 95%
Attrition Rate: 15%
NC State Exam Pass rates: EMT-73%, AEMT-82%, Paramedic- 83%
National Registry Paramedic Exam Pass rate: 78%

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
www.coaemsp.org 

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Emergency Medical Science

Frequently Asked Questions

The Emergency Medical Science is a limited enrollment program at GTCC, which means that application to this program is competitive. 

Students interested in applying to this program must follow guidelines on our Limited Entry Programs page.

Jeremiah Underwood, EMS Program Director

Robbie Griffin, EMS Instructor

Yes, financial aid is available for this program along with EMS specific scholarships. Visit our Financial Aid web page 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.