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: 228 (204 lecture hours, 24 clinical hours after successful completion of the didactic portion) both day and evening classes available.
Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency OR reading comprehension TABE score of 11 OR 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course with a TABE reading comprehension score of 11.
For more information about the TABE placement test, refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
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.
|Measles (Rubeola)||2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer|
|Mumps||2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer|
|Rubella (German Measles)||2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||2 vaccinations or a positive antibody titer|
|Hepatitis B||3 vaccinations (or in process) AND a positive antibody titer. Declination waiver must be signed if student does not convert after second series.|
|Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)||Tdap or Td booster within past 10 years|
|Polio (if <18 yrs old)||3 vaccinations or positive antibody titer|
|TB skin test||1 step, or chest x-ray, or quantiferon|
|Influenza||During flu season (or mask must be worn during hospital clinical)|
Criminal Background Check
Onslow Memorial Hospital requires that all students participating in the clinical experience will receive a criminal background check prior to first clinical date. The background check is done online through Castle Branch, code OQ23bg. The cost of this background check is $42.00 (student’s expense). This background check should be completed no sooner than 30 days prior to the first clinical date.
Onslow Memorial Hospital requires that all students participating in the clinical experience will have a drug screen completed online through Castle Branch, code OQ23dt. The cost of the drug screen is $40.00 (student’s expense). The drug screen should be completed no sooner than 30 days prior to the first clinical
The student will be required to purchase a vaccination tracker through Castle Branch, code OQ23ct. The cost of the vaccination tracker is $30.00 (student’s expense). The required vaccinations will be uploaded to Castle Branch. It is suggested the vaccination tracker be purchased and the vaccinations be uploaded prior to the beginning of class.
- Day courses – 228 Hours, Monday – Friday, 7:30am–4:30pm, 25.5 training days
- Night courses – 228 Hours, 2-3 nights a week, 6:00pm–10:00pm, 3-6 months, with some 8:00am–5:00pm Saturday classes
- Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 11th Edition
- AHA: Basic Life Support Provider Manual