Emergency Medical Technician EMT

EMT's loading a patient onto the ambulance

Emergency Medical Technician EMT

 

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:

  • 240 hours (192 classroom, 48 EMS Clinical)
  • 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 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course
  • Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Reading assessment test (CASAS) and score reading comprehension at the 11th-grade level. Students producing an official college transcript illustration successful completion of a college-level English or DRE-98 are exempt from the reading assessment
  • Recommendation by the medical advisor and the lead instructor for participation in field/clinical internships and for successful completion of the course
  • Current credential in AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers must be obtained by the end of class
  • Attend course orientation class prior to the start of class (TBA)
  • Background checks may be required by the clinical sites
  • Immunization records

 

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 $5 (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 (subject to change)

 

For more information about this class call 828.766.1279.