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  • 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 this year.  Any questions, please call 336-342-4261 ext 2111 and speak with Jason Collins.  Please visit for more information about the NC Transition of EMS Credentials.



  • EMS EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY: This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS and must follow the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors (2002 or subsequent amendments) as the official outline meeting the Instructor Methodology Course requirement for credentialing as a NC OEMS Level I Instructor. This course will provide students who are clinically competent in a specific EMS content area with the instructional knowledge, resources, and skills to effectively deliver quality EMS education.
    • Feb 21st - Apr 5th - Online with two mandatory on campus days of Mar 15th & Apr 5th from 9:00am to 5:30pm, $180* plus textbook

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. Contact our Admissions department regarding Admission Requirements for the EMT, Paramedic, & Cardiovascular Technician courses.  They can be reached at 336-342-4261 ext 2333 or at

Those interested in any of the EMS courses, please contact the EMS Program Office at 336.342.4261, ext.2111.

Upcoming 2018-2019 AHA Classes

  • CPR, $55, 9a-1p
    • Feb 8th
    • Feb 23rd
    • Mar 8th
    • Mar 23rd
    • Apr 12th
    • Apr 27th
    • May 3rd
  • First Aid, $30, 2p-5p
    • Feb 8th
    • Mar 23rd
    • Apr 12th
  • ACLS Initial, $80, 8a-5p
    • Mar 30th & 31st
  • ACLS Renewal, $80, 8a-5p
    • Mar 31st
  • ACLS Instructor, $70, 8a-5p
    • Mar 29th
  • PALS Initial, $80, 8a-5p
    • Apr 20th & 21st
  • PALS Renewal, $80, 8a-5p
    • Apr 21st
  • PALS Instructor, $70, 8a-5p
    • Apr 5th

Those interested in the AHA Programs should call 336.342.4261, ext.2602.

Upcoming NAEMT Courses

  • PHTLS Combined Provider, $85, 8a-5p
    • Mar 16th & 17th

Those interested in any of the NAEMT or ESCI courses, please contact the EMS Program Office at 336.342.4261, ext.2111.

* If you are a member of a North Carolina EMS, Fire, or Law Enforcement agency, some course fees may by waived.

**All courses are subject to being cancelled due to low enrollment.**