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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 this year.  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:
    • EMT-Basic to Emergency Medical Technician Transition - Sept 10th - Oct 7th - $70
    • EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition - Sept 17th - Nov 11th - $125
  • EMT INITIAL COURSES  $233 plus textbooks:
    • ​M/W Course:  Aug 20th - Dec 19th.  Meets on Mondays/Wednesdays from 6p-10p and every other Saturday from 8a-5p.
    • T/TH Course:  Aug 28th - Dec 20th  Meets on Tuesdays/Thursday from 6p-10p and every other Saturday from 8a-5p.
      • The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills.  EMTs are able to function in many areas including EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices.  The class consists of lectures and hands-on skills instruction as well as field clinical opportunities.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT examination.  See descriptions below for dates and times. Prices below include tuition as well as additional fees of Clinical uniform shirts, HCP CPR card fee and Malpractice Insurance.  Textbook and workbooks are required, contact the bookstore to purchase these.  North Carolina tuition exemption status does apply, however additional fees and books are up to the individual.

  • EMT Refresher Hybrid - Sept. 6th - Oct 14th, online with 2 mandatory on campus days, Oct 13th & 14th.  $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 online supplemented with two on campus days.  The on campus class dates 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 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 Hybrid - Sept 6th - Oct 14th, online with 2 mandatory on campus days, Oct 13th & 14th.  $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.​
  • EMS Educational Methodology Hybrid - Sept 13th - Oct 26th, online with 2 mandatory on campus days, Oct 5th & 26th.  $180
    • This course follows 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.  NC fee exempt status does apply.
  • Flight and Critical Care Review - Oct 4th - Oct 31st, all online.  $125
    • The content and concepts covered in this course are designed for the advanced EMS provider and include in-depth reviews of a variety of topics relative to the Critical Care practitioner. This course is approved by the International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC®) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The course meets the recertification requirements for currently certified FP-C® and/or CCP-C®. UMBC accepts all 36 hours of CE toward recertification requirements of CCEMTP®.  Providers wishing to obtain their FP-C® or CCP-C® may use this course to review concepts prior to taking the FP-C® and/or CCP-C® examinations. The content and concepts covered in this course are designed for the advanced EMS provider and include in-depth reviews of a variety of topics relative to the Critical Care practitioner.  Successful completion of this course will meet the minimum requirements for recertification of the IBSC® FP-C® and CCP-C® certifications. Upon completion of this course learners will be prepared to take the FP-C® and CCP-C® examinations. NC fee exempt status does apply.​
  • EMS-3000, Basic Anatomy & Physiology for EMS - Sept 13th - Nov 7th, all online.  $180 plus textbook
    • 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.

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
    • June 23 9a-1p
    • July 13 9a-1p
  • CPR & First Aid, $75
    • July 28th 9a-5p
  • BLS/CPR Instructor, $80
    • Aug 4th 8a-5p
  • ACLS Initial, $80
    • July 20 & 21 8a-5p
  • ACLS Recertification, $80
    • July 21 8a-5p

Upcoming NAEMT Courses