Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is financial aid available?
    Yes, to qualified students and veterans.  Please contact the WCJC Financial Aid Office at 1-800-561-9252 ext. 6346 for assistance.

  • When are the EMS courses offered?
    EMT courses are held every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) at both the Wharton and Richmond campuses.  Advanced EMT and EMT-Paramedic classes are held at the Wharton campus.

  • How many classes am I able to miss?
    NONE, but we do allow you to miss approximately 10% of the total number of class hours.

  • Are there jobs?
    Yes.  EMS departments, private services, transfer services, and hospital providers hire EMS professionals. 

  • What additional supplies will I need for class?
    Class uniforms, note-taking materials, a penlight, stethoscope, and EMS shears.

  • How may I pay tuition/fees?
    You may pay at any WCJC campus Business Office using cash, credit card, check, or money order.  You may also pay through the WCJC online services.

  • When is payment due?
    The tuition/fees must be paid at the time of class registration.

  • Do I need college credit hours prior to enrolling in the EMS program?
    No.  A High School diploma or GED are required for admission to Wharton County Junior College.

  • Will we have any time off from school?
    Yes.  The program follows the college holiday schedule.

  • Where may I get more Information?
    You may get program information from our catalog, the EMS program webpage, or by calling the EMS office at 800-561-9252 ext. 6540, 6518, or 6554.
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