Start Local. Go Far.

Being a Medical Responder (MR), 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 Paramedic level

  • $180 registration fee (fee exemption with valid proof of affiliation with NC Fire/Rescue/Police)

  • Supply fees as applicable

  • Interview with EMS coordinator

  • Physical and shot records including TB for the AEMT and Paramedic Program

  • Hepatitis B vaccination or waiver for the AEMT and Paramedic Program

  • Proof of current flu shot for the AEMT and Paramedic Program

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

911 Dispatcher Certification

Emergency Telecommunicator Certification (ETC) is a program offered through the National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. This 40-hour certification will help strengthen your knowledge of emergency dispatching.

Those interested should contact the EMS Program Office at 336.342.4261, ext.2602

Other EMS Courses

  • Emergency Services Leadership

  • Field Training Officer/Preceptor Training

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology

  • Critical Care Paramedic Overview

  • 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