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.

Registration for spring 2020 classes will be open in the future. 

Please visit this website for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Schwartz at amschwartz@gtcc.edu or (336) 334-4822 Ext. 50470.

 

No courses scheduled at this time.

EMT - Refresher Information

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-4201-306 EMT - Refresher 9/7/19 - 11/23/19

S - 9/7/19

S - 11/16/19

S - 11/23/19; 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].

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SAF-3010AB-8J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 8/20/2019 T 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-8C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 8/28/2019 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-9J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 9/7/2019 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010AB-9J2 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid 9/17/2019 T 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
SAF-3010A-9C1 Healthcare Provider CPR 9/25/2019 W 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cameron C1 231A Click Here
SAF-3010A-10J1 Healthcare Provider CPR 10/5/2019 S 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Click Here
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

 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

Firefighter
EMS Responder
Emergency Management Personnel
Telecommunicator/Dispatcher
Law Enforcement Officer
Detention Officer

If you qualify to register as a fee-waived student, please contact Jeremiah Underwood at 336-334-4822, extension 50378, or jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu  ; or Amy Schwartz at 336-334-4822, extension 50470, or amschwartz@gtcc.edu .

Per the North Carolina Office of EMS, all students must meet the following requirements:

1. 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
2. Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.

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.

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.