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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 over the next two years.  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.



  • EMT-P to Paramedic Transition---- September 18th-November 12th
    • These courses are designed to provide the North Carolina credentialed student with the knowledge needed to transition to the new National EMS Education Standards.  All transition classes are offered completely online.  Pre-registration is required. North Carolina fee exemption status does apply.  You must hold a current and unrestricted North Carolina or EMT-Paramedic credential.
  • EMS-3000 Basic A&P for EMS Online---- September 18th-November 19th
    • This basic anatomy and physiology class is required as a pre-requisite for the paramedic program.  Each student must show proof of successful completion of a state approved EMT course.  Students will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and its functions.  Students will be required to complete work each week by a pre-determined deadline.  Textbook is required, contact the bookstore to purchase your textbook.  North Carolina fee exemption status does apply.

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


  • PALS Instructor---- September 8th 8a-5p
  • PALS Initial---- September 15th & 16th 8a-5p
  • PALS Recertification---- September 16th 8a-5p
  • CPR
    • September 9th 9a-1p
    • October 14th 9a-1p
    • November 11th 9a-1p
    • December 9th 9a-1p
  • First Aid
    • October 14th 2p-5p
    • December 9th 2p-5p