Emergency Medical Technician EMT (240 Hours: 192 Classroom Hours/48 Field Hours)

EMT's loading a patient onto the ambulance

This course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. This course teaches patient assessment and basic life support techniques. EMT’s can work for some ambulance services and is required for most paid firefighters. Successful completion of this course allows the student to take the North Carolina EMT Exam.


Training Includes:

  • Legal aspects of patient care
  • Basic anatomy
  • Airway management and CPR
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Oxygen administration
  • Shock
  • Bandaging and splinting
  • Skull, spine, and chest injuries
  • Child birthing
  • Exposure to cold and heat
  • Driving and Truck Maintenance

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend course orientation class on 12/03/19 @ 6:30 p.m. Avery Campus
  • Background checks may be required by the clinical sites
  • Must present proof of a high school diploma or GED and successfully complete a TABE reading assessment at the eleventh-grade level. The TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is a timed 50-minute assessment with 50 questions. Students need to allow approximately one hour to complete this assessment. This assessment can be taken in the Basic Skills Lab at either of the Mayland locations. Call for an appointment at the testing site of your choice.
  • Basic Skills Avery: 828.733.5883
  • Basic Skills Mitchell: 828.766.1208
  • Basic Skills Yancey: 828.682.7315

Cost of Class:

  • Tuition/Registration: $180-this amount may be waived with appropriate documentation
  • Textbook and workbook: $165 (subject to change)
  • Liability Insurance (required): $13
  • CPR card $7 (a current card must be valid through the end date of class)
  • Accident insurance for the individual student: $1.20
  • Testing site cost: $68.00


For more information about this class call the Avery Learning Center at 828.733.5883.