This 203-hour course is designed to prepare students to perform at the entry level EMT. Students will be trained in the use of airway devices, splints, and other skills approved by the State of NC. The program includes didactic (classroom) and field internship (ambulance). This course follows guidelines established by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Curriculum for the EMT educational program shall be objectives identified from the National Standard Curriculum. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the State certification exam.
Students must submit a completed application and meet all admission requirements. Class size is limited to 25 students. Applications received will be accepted on a first-come first- served basis. Approved applicants will be notified by mail, email, or phone of the registration procedure. NOTE: A minimum of eight students will be required to run an EMT class.
PROGRAM / APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:1. Must be at least 16 years of age. Cannot take the state exam until 17 years of age, and cannot be granted a credential until 18 years of age.2. Completed and signed EMT application and agreement form3. High school diploma, GED, or advanced degree; transcripts are acceptable. (Copy attached)4. Copy of picture ID (example – driver’s license) (Copy attached)5. Proof of the following immunizations:• One (1) TB skin test within three months of class start date.• Proof of two MMR’s• Hepatitis B (at least first shot of the series of three required)• Proof of varicella (chicken pox), or a titer/blood test to prove immunization6. Maintain 90% attendance rate7. Maintain 85% average on all assignments (quizzes, tests, labs)8. Must score 85% or better on the final exam
COSTS INVOLVED AFTER ACCEPTANCE:1. Registration fees per semester - $180.00 (subject to change by act of N.C. General Assembly) – Waived with proof of affiliation as member of Public Safety Agency2. Student accident insurance - $2.00 per semester3. Textbook required, AAOS Series Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured 10th edition, with Navagate 2 access.4. CPR Card ($5.00), and purchase of current CPR Book required.5. Dress code for clinicals – dark pants (black or blue), EMS program shirt, and black Shoes.6. Appropriate attire required for class and is at the instructor’s discretion.