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*****ALL PERSONS THAT CURRENTLY HOLD A MEDICAL CREDENTIAL WITH NCOEMS MUST READ*****

  • If your Initial Certification class had started prior to Jan 1st 2014, you are required by the state to Transition to the new National Standard that the state has been moving toward since 2014. This must be done by Dec 31st, 2018 or your credential will be considered expired. RCEMS has been implementing the EMT Transition topics into the monthly con ed but many have either missed a class or the class didn't make. So, in an effort to facilitate the transition, the college will be offering several online Transition courses over the next two years.  Any questions, please call 336-342-4261 ext 2111 and speak with Jason Collins.  Please visit http://www.ncems.org/transition/ for more information about the NC Transition of EMS Credentials.

   UPCOMING CLASSES:

  • EMT Initial Traditional - Jan 8th - May 12th, M/W 6p-10p, every other Sa 8a-5p.
    • Contact our Admissions Department for registration information at 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.  You will be required to test at an Eleventh Grade Reading Level, some college English classes may count for this requirement.  At the successful end of the course, the student will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT Cognitive Exam.  NC fee-exempt status does apply to this course.  Contact Jason Collins, (collinsj1503@rockinghamcc.edu or 336-342-4261 ext 2111) for information on the course.
  • EMT Initial Hybrid - Jan 16th - May 5th, Lecture online, every other Sa on campus 8a-5p for skills practice.
    • Contact our Admissions Department for registration information at 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.  You will be required to test at an Eleventh Grade Reading Level, some college English classes may count for this requirement.  At the successful end of the course, the student will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT Cognitive Exam.  NC fee-exempt status does apply to this course.  Contact Jason Collins, (collinsj1503@rockinghamcc.edu or 336-342-4261 ext 2111) for information on the course.

Being a Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Paramedic means helping people when they need it most. Rockingham Community College can provide the training you need to enter this challenging field and get the rewarding feeling that comes from helping others. The NC Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) mandates specific training to ensure the North Carolina has the very best trained EMTs and paramedics. Entrance requirements for the EMT program at RCC are:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED or Adult high school diploma

  • Passing score for reading for the EMT and additionally math comprehension for the AEMT and Paramedic level

  • $180 registration fee

  • Supply fees as applicable

  • Interview with EMS coordinator

  • Physical and shot records including TB for the Advanced EMT and Paramedic Program

  • Hepatitis B vaccination or waiver for the Advanced EMT and Paramedic Program

  • Proof of current flu shot for the Advanced EMT and Paramedic Program

Those interested should contact the EMS Program Office at 336.342.4261, ext.2111

Other EMS Courses

  • Emergency Services Leadership

  • Field Training Officer/Preceptor Training

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology

  • Integrated Healthcare Provider

  • Also offer a range of AHA (American Heart Association) classes including Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and also NAEMT (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians) courses including Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support, and Emergency Pediatric Care.

Those interested in the AHA Programs should call 336.342.4261, ext.2602, for all other programs call 336.342.4261, ext. 2111

Upcoming AHA Classes

  • CPR
    • December 9th 9a-1p
  • First Aid
    • December 9th 2p-5p