An EMT-Basic course is approximately 160 to 200 hours in length, and includes classroom, skills development, and clinical components. The clinical portion involves observation time spent in an Urgent Care Center under the supervision of medical staff and another facet involves responding to emergency calls with one of the local county EMS providers. The course is generally offered 2 evenings per week, with occasional Saturday class meetings and lasts approximately 4 months. Accelerated courses are available based upon request and need.
Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the NC OEMS credentialing examination for EMT-Basic. Students are required to be a minimum of 16 years of age and must turn 17 before the last day of class in order to enroll in the course and may enroll as a dual enrollee from High School. All other students must hold a High School diploma or GED. or demonstrate a reading proficiency of at least a 10th grade level on a standard reading examination. Students are required to submit a certified criminal background check to the clinical EMS affiliate when instructed by said affiliate.
Costs for the course includes tuition $180 (if applicable), liability and accident insurance $15.75, CPR card $6, lab fees $10.00, textbook and workbook approximately $170. (Any and all fees are subject to change without notice). The student may also be required to purchase other supplies such as uniform shirt and name badge.
Tuition is waived for public safety personnel who are active members within their respective disciplines or other groups eligible for tuition waivers in North Carolina Administrative Codes; however, everyone must pay for insurance, CPR cards, specialty certification cards, lab fees and textbook/workbooks.
CVCC offers the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) program, to the standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). The course includes classroom and practical skills instruction, as well as clinical practice. The clinical portion includes both in-hospital and EMS sessions. The total course length is approximately 170 hours, along with 96 hours of clinical hours. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the NC OEMS credentialing examination for EMT-Intermediate.
Costs for the course includes tuition $180.00 (if applicable), liability and accident insurance $15.75, lab fees $50, textbook and workbook $130. (Any and all fees are subject to change without notice). The student will also be required to purchase other supplies, such as two uniforms through a CVCC approved vendor, stethoscope, scissors, etc.
Tuition is waived for public safety personnel who are active members within their respective disciplines or other groups eligible for tuition waivers in North Carolina Administrative Codes; however, everyone must pay for insurance, CPR cards, specialty certification cards and textbook/workbooks.
Additional certification fees are required by the affiliated agency. ie: instructor manual, certification card, and application fee, etc. and will be provided upon registration.
Medical Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic Refresher courses are occasionally offered based upon demand. In-Service class listings are available through the Public Safety Training Calendar.
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(828) 327-7000, ext. 4262
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