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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 2018 CLASSES:

  • TRANSITION COURSES:
    • Medical Responder to Emergency Medical Responder Transition - June 11th - June 24th - $70
    • EMT-Basic to EMT Transition - June 4th - July 1st - $70
    • EMT-Intermediate to Advanced EMT Transition - June 18th - July 29th - $125
    • EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition - June 4th - July 29th - $125
  • EMS-3000, Basic Anatomy & Physiology for EMS - June 7th - July 25th, all online.  $180
    • This basic anatomy and physiology class is required as either a pre-requisite or co-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.  North Carolina fee exemption status does apply.
  • EMT Refresher - May 17th - June 30th, Hybrid.  On campus days of June 29 & 30 9a-5:30p.  $180
    • The EMT Refresher Course is designed to meet North Carolina Office of EMS standards for those EMT’s that are in need of Continuing Education for re-credentialing, those that have been unsuccessful 3 times at the NC State Exam, or if your credential has expired within the past two years.  This course is predominately on-campus supplemented with 4 hours a week online.  The on campus class dates are to facilitate the AHA update, material review, skills refresher, Technical Scope of Practice Exam and Final Exam.  You must currently hold or have held an EMT certification.  Students currently credentialed at the NC EMT level, after successful completion, will be eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT Cognitive Examination.  NC fee-exempt status does apply to this course.
  • Paramedic Refresher - May 17th - June 30th, Hybrid.  On campus days of June 29 & 30 9a-5:30p.  $180
    • The Paramedic Refresher Course is designed to meet North Carolina Office of EMS standards for those Paramedic’s that are in need of Continuing Education for re-credentialing, those that have been unsuccessful 3 times at the NC State Exam, or if your credential has expired within the past four years.  This course is predominately online supplemented with two on campus days.  The on campus class days are to facilitate the AHA update, material review, skills refresher, Technical Scope of Practice Exam and Final Exam.  This course will also provide the Transition Material needed for all credentialed persons. Students currently credentialed at the NC Paramedic level, after successful completion, will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Cognitive Examination.  NC fee-exempt status does apply to this 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 2018 AHA Classes

  • CPR, $55
    • April 13th 9a-1p
    • May 19th 9a-1p
    • June 23 9a-1p
    • July 13 9a-1p
  • CPR & First Aid, $75
    • April 28th 9a-5p
    • May 11th 9a-5p
    • June 8th 9a-5p
    • July 28th 9a-5p
  • BLS/CPR Instructor, $80
    • Aug 4th 8a-5p
  • ACLS Initial, $80
    • April 20 & 21 8a-5p
    • July 20 & 21 8a-5p
  • ACLS Recertification, $80
    • April 21st 8a-5p
    • July 21 8a-5p
  • PALS Initial, $80
    • June 15 & 16 8a-5p
  • PALS Recertification, $80
    • June 16th 8a-5p

Upcoming NAEMT Courses

  • GEMS Core, $85
    • May 17th 8a-5p
  • AHDR, $85
    • June 14th 8a-5p