WCJC Emergency Medical Services Program has been nationally accredited by the Commission On Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). Currently, the program is on an accreditation status of probation. The Emergency Medical Services Certificate of the Paramedic Program is a one year certificate course of study that earns the student up to 39 college credit hours that can be matriculated into the EMS Associate in Applied Science degree at a later date.
Classes are offered at the Wharton and Richmond campuses.
Criminal Background Checks
Most clinical facilities require that criminal background checks be completed prior to allowing students to participate in clinical training at their facilities. Applicants conditionally accepted into the EMS program will be required to complete a criminal background check. Final acceptance into to the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check, which will be completed by a WCJC approved agency. The cost of the criminal background check will be at the applicant’s expense. The anticipated cost for the criminal background check is $48.50. Information regarding this process should be obtained from the EMS Coordinator.