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                                                                                                            *******PARAMEDIC PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL SESSION, MAY 11TH IN ADT AUDITORIUM FROM 6PM-8PM*******

*****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 CLASSES:

  • EMT Transition Online---- May 1st-May 28th, This course is completely online.
    • 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. NC fee exemption status does apply.  You must hold a current and unrestricted North Carolina EMT-Basic credential
  • Paramedic Refresher---- May 8th-July 30th, Online with Mandatory on campus days on July 29th and July 30th from 8a-5p.
    • 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, expired credentials, or those who have been unsuccessful on their 1st 3 attempts at the State Exam.  The on campus class dates are to facilitate the AHA update, skills refresher, Technical Scope of Practice Exam and Final Exam.  NC fee-exempt status does apply to this course.
  • EMT-I to AEMT Transition Online----  June 5th-July 16th, This course is completely online.
    • 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. NC fee exemption status does apply.  You must hold a current and unrestricted North Carolina Medical Responder credential.
  • MR to EMR Transition Online----  June 12th-June 25th, This course is completely online.
    • 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. NC fee exemption status does apply.  You must hold a current and unrestricted North Carolina Medical Responder credential.
  • EMS-3000 Basic Anatomy & Physiology for EMS----   May 15th-July 30th, This course is completely online.
    • 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.  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.
  • EMT Refresher---- June 6th-Aug 3rd, Class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6p-10p with some online material.
    • 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, expired credentials, or those who have been unsuccessful on their 1st 3 attempts at the State Exam.  The on campus class dates are to facilitate the AHA update, skills refresher, Technical Scope of Practice Exam and Final Exam.  After successful completion of this course, currently credentialed EMT's may be able to sit for the National Registry Cognitive Exam.  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 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

Upcoming AHA Classes

 

  • BLS/CPR Instructor----April 8th 8a-5p
  • PALS Initial-----April 28th & 29th 8a-5p
  • PALS Recertification----April 29th 8a-5p
  • CPR
    • Apr 22nd 9a-1p
    • May 13th 9a-1p
  • First Aid
    • Apr 22nd 2p-5p