Emergency Medical Science - Continuing Education

The Emergency Medical Science continuing education program provides you with the basic entry-level knowledge, skills, and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. You will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, and clinical internships. It prepares graduates to enter the workforce.


Current Courses

This course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. The student is exposed to emergency patient care through both classroom training and hands-on application. Topics include patient assessment, basic life support techniques (including airway management and CPR), oxygen therapy, treatment of shock, treatment of fractures, management of various medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the North Carolina and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician credential exam. All Initial EMT courses require a minimum of 36 clinical hours, which will occur in addition to and outside of scheduled class hours.

To Register and Pay for the Course:

Click the “Click Here” link next to your selected schedule and follow the prompts to register and pay online for the course.

For Fee-Waived Eligible Students:

Students currently affiliated as an employee or volunteer with a state, county, or municipal public safety agency in one of the following job classifications may be eligible for a waiver of the registration fee and need to contact the EMS Department at 336-334-4822, Ext. 50470 for instructions on how to register:

  • Firefighter
  • EMS Responder
  • Emergency Management Personnel
  • Tele-communicator/Dispatcher
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Detention Officer

For more information, contact Jeremiah Underwood (jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu) at 336-334-4822, Ext. 50378 or Amy Schwartz (amschwartz@gtcc.edu) at Ext. 50470.

IMPORTANT: All registered students must bring a copy of their high school (or higher) diploma, GED, or TABE Reading Assessment results (score grade 11 or higher) to the first class meeting. If a registered student does not bring the required documentation to the first class meeting, the student will be dropped from the course.

Textbook: Required - Emergency Care, 13th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-13-402455-4) – cost varies by format
Clinical Uniform: Required – approximately $75 – more details will be provided during class

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
EMS-4200-101 Emergency Medical Technician 1/9/20 - 5/5/20 T, Th; every other S (beginning 1/11/20) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ceasar Cone II Aviation 413 Click Here
EMS-4200-102 Emergency Medical Technician (Hybrid) 1/11/20 - 5/9/20 Weekly online; S  8:00 am - 5:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
EMS-4200-103 Emergency Medical Technician 1/6/20 - 4/1/20 M, W, F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Greensboro CEC 229 Click Here
EMS-4200-104 Emergency Medical Technician 1/6/20 - 4/1/20 M, W, F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Jamestown PS 220 Click Here

No courses scheduled at this time.

The EMT refresher course is for currently credentialed or recently expired EMTs who require continuing education for re-credentialing.

This course is not a substitute for initial EMT education.

This course will be offered in a hybrid format as the student will only be required to come to the Jamestown campus for three days. The EMT refresher course meets all National Registry and North Carolina Office of EMS standards and consists of 80 total hours. 

Students will receive instruction in the following topics:

  • CPR
  • Airway
  • Cardiology
  • Trauma
  • Medical
  • Operations
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics
  • Culture of safety

To Register and Pay for the Course:

Click the “Click Here” link next to your selected schedule and follow the prompts to register and pay online for the course.

For Fee-Waived Eligible Students:

Students currently affiliated as an employee or volunteer with a state, county, or municipal public safety agency in one of the following job classifications may be eligible for a waiver of the registration fee and need to contact the EMS Department at 336-334-4822, Ext. 50470 for instructions on how to register:

  • Firefighter
  • EMS Responder
  • Emergency Management Personnel
  • Tele-communicator/Dispatcher
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Detention Officer

For more information, contact Jeremiah Underwood (jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu) at 336-334-4822, Ext. 50378 or Amy Schwartz (amschwartz@gtcc.edu) at Ext. 50470.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
EMS-4201-106 EMT - Refresher 1/18/20 - 4/4/20

S - 1/18/20

S - 3/28/20

S - 4/4/20; weekly online

8:00 am - 5 pm Jamestown Public Safety, Room 215 Click Here

Healthcare Provider CPR is designed for those involved in healthcare or first response. Heartsaver CPR is designed for the general public. Cost for each course is $78.

Students are encouraged to purchase a student handbook for the appropriate class, available at the GTCC bookstore or online. Students will also be required to download a free app to their phone for use in class: QCPR Learner [iTunes, Google Play].

Certification cards will be issued, either through email or mail, to students within 20 days of class completion.

Questions regarding certification cards may be emailed to Maggie Bull, AHA Coordinator, at mebull@gtcc.edu.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SAF-3010AB-10J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 10/15/2019 T 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-10C2 Healthcare Provider CPR 10/30/2019 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-11J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 11/2/2019 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-11J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 11/19/2019 T 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-11C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 11/20/2019 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010AB-12J1 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 12/3/2019 T 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-12J2 Healthcare Provider CPR 12/7/2019 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-12C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 12/11/2019 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-1J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 1/11/2020 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-1J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 1/14/2020 T 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-1C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 1/15/2020 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-2J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 2/1/2020 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-2J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 2/11/2020 T 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-2C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 2/19/2020 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-3J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 3/7/2020 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-3J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 3/17/2020 T 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-3C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 3/18/2020 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-4J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 4/4/2020 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-4C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 4/15/2020 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010AB-4J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 4/21/2020 T 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-5J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 5/2/2020 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-5J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 5/12/2020 T 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here

 

No EMS Instructor Methodology Courses are currently open for registration. Please check back in spring 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

The EMT course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. Students learn about emergency patient care in both classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory simulations.

Topics include:

  • Patient assessment
  • Basic life support techniques, including airway management and CPR
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Treatment of shock
  • Treatment of fractures
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the North Carolina and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician credential exam (additional cost).

All EMT courses require a minimun of 36 clinical hours, which occur in addition to and outside of scheduled class hours.

Though having a medical background prior to enrolling in any EMS class could only help, it is not necessary to have previous medical experience. You will learn what you need during the course.

The North Carolina Office of EMS requires that all EMT students provide one of the following:

  • Proof of high school or higher graduation in the form of a photocopy of the student's high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary degree
    OR
  • TABE reading assessment scores of grade equivalent 11 or higher - The TABE is administered by our Assessment Center at no cost.

All EMT students must bring this documentation to the first day of class. Failure to provide this required documentation will result in the student being dropped from the course.

All EMT students must be 17 years old on or before the end date of the course.

The estimated costs for the EMT course are as follows:

Registration Fee (due at registration) - $204.50

Textbook (required) - Emergency Care, 13th edition (ISBN: 978-0-13-402455-4) - cost varies by format. Used books, eTexts, and text rentals are acceptable.

Clinical Uniform (required) - approximately $75 - more details will be provided during class

Please note that the NCOEMS and National Registry EMT credential exams fees are not included in the price of this course.

We offer EMT classes each semester - spring, summer, and fall.

Typically, we offer three schedules at different GTCC campuses:

  • Two or three weekday evenings and every other Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Every Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with weekly online assignments
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The duration of each class varies based on the number of hours the class meets each week. All classes are approximately 244 hours, including clinicals.

Typically, classes take one semester to complete - approximately 16 weeks.

Each semester, the North Carolina Office of EMS must approve our classes.

If you do not see classes open for registration, we are waiting to receive this approval and will post schedules and open registration on the website as soon as the approval is received.

Although each semester is different, we typically get approvals as follows:

  • Spring semester - mid- to late-October of the prior year
  • Summer semester - mid- to late-March
  • Fall semester - mid- to late-July