EMT-Basic

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel, this course teaches patient assessment and basic life support techniques includ­ing airway management and CPR; hemorrhage control; oxygen administration; shock; bandaging and splinting; skull, spine, and chest injuries; child birthing; exposure to cold and heat; and transfer­ring patients to medical facilities. Successful com­pletion of this course allows the student to take the North Carolina and National EMT Registry Exams.

Course Length: 192 hours and both day and evening classes available.

Requirements

High School Diploma, Adult High School diploma, or GED®. A copy of the diploma or transcript is required at registration.

TABE test for reading comprehension score of 10.0 or higher (this score required to test for North Carolina EMT Credential). For more information about the TABE placement test, refer to the current Continuing Education OnCourse schedule.

This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the EMT educational program shall be the 1994 release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic Course: National Standard Curriculum and the Supplemental Airways Modules for EMT-Basic; NSC.

Hours

  • Day courses – 192 Hours, Monday – Friday, 7:30am–4:30pm, 24 training days
  • Night courses – 192 Hours, 2 nights a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday), 6:00pm–10:00pm, 5 months, last class session is a Saturday that meets 8:00am–5:00pm.

Books

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 10th Edition
  • AHA: BLS for Health Care Providers, 2010 edition