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The Emergency Medical Service program prepares individuals to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills to provide basic and/or advanced emergency medical care. Graduates of this program should be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, and industrial, educational, and governmental agencies.

Upcoming 2021 Classes

EMT Initial

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.

Textbooks required:
  • Bookstore option:
    “Emergency Care, 14th Edition” by Limmer & O’Keefe. ISBN# 9780136857860. MyBradyLab Access and etext. Option to request a looseleaf copy of the text.
  • Online Option:
    Go to https://www.pearson.com/store/p/emergency-care/P100002824449 and purchase at least the MyLab version for $94.99. This comes with an electronic version of the text but if you want a physical copy, you can also rent that for the $59.99 option. You need at least the MyLab version for $94.99, that one is required.

Cost: $248
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March 2nd – July 1st, 2021
June 14th – October 16th, 2021

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Initial

This course is designed to provide the essential information on interventions/treatments appropriate to the Advanced EMT and is required for Advanced EMT certification. Topics include airway management, automatic external defibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, vascular access, acid-base balance, pharmacology, medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and fluids and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to properly obtain vascular access, manage medical and trauma patients, utilize simple and advanced airways, and correctly interpret arterial blood gases. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina and National Registry AEMT examination.

Textbooks required:
  • “Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach, 2nd Edition” plus MyBradyLab, ISBN# 9780134682426

Cost: $359
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Paramedic Initial

The Paramedic Course provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system, and prepares graduates to enter the workforce. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, convalescent ambulance services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies. 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 Paramedic and National Registry Paramedic examination. Students must be certified as a North Carolina or National Registry EMT.

Textbooks required:
  • “Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volumes 1-5” ISBN: 9780134575964
  • “Basic Arrhythmia’s, 8th Edition” ISBN: 9780134380995
  • “Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, 7th Ed” ISBN: 9780135138229

Cost: $736
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Flight & Critical Care Review – Online

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.


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April 8th – April 28th, 2021

EMS Preceptor Course – Online

This Course is designed to provide the potential preceptor with the basic knowledge of educational methodology, generational learning styles, documentation, roles and responsibilities of preceptors, and the roles and responsibilities of students involved in an educational institution’s preceptor program. Upon Completion of this course learners will be able to define a preceptor’s role in the clinical education of a student. Course material will include topics on basic methodology, Adult learning styles, generational learning styles, tools and tips for preceptors. Upon completion the student will be able to: describe the three phases of an internship, list responsibilities of the preceptor and student, list multiple learning styles, and better understand the importance of preceptors in the overall education of healthcare providers. This class if for currently certified medical personnel.


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EMS 3163-Basic Anatomy & Physiology – Online

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.


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EMT Refresher Hybrid

The EMT Refresher Course is designed to meet North Carolina Office of EMS standards for those EMT’s that need 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.


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Paramedic Refresher Hybrid

The Paramedic Refresher Course is designed to meet North Carolina Office of EMS standards for those Paramedic’s that need 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.


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EMS Educational Methodology Hybrid

The purpose of this course is to 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. The course presents educational concepts, practices, and resources across a wide range of educational topics, from the basic psychology of learning to classroom management, to ethical issues in education, to student and course evaluation, and represents consensus among professional EMS educators as to essential knowledge, skills and practices required to provide quality EMS educational programs.


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March 18th – April 30th, 2021 (on campus dates of Apr 9th & 30th)

Contact our Admissions department regarding Admission Requirements for the EMT and Paramedic courses.  They can be reached at 336-342-4261 ext 2333 or at admissions@rockinghamcc.edu.

Online Continuing Education Courses

BLS & ALS Sudden Cardiac Death

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March 1st – March 31st, 2021

BLS & ALS Seizures

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April 1st – April 30th, 2021

To register for online continuing education course, please contact us at collinsj1503@rockinghamcc.edu to receive a registration form.

For online courses, students are required to log in and complete the Required Enrollment Assignment or Syllabus Quiz prior to the 10% point.

Those interested in any of the EMS courses, please contact the EMS Program Office at 336.342.4261, ext.2111.

Upcoming AHA Classes

CPR

CPR Classes teach students how to recognize an emergency, care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, recognize signs of a heart attack, rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course also introduces automated external defibrillation and is approved by American Heart Association. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA/BLS recognition card that is valid for 2 years.


Cost: $55
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February 12th, 20219 am – 1pm
February 27th, 20219 am – 1pm
March 12th, 20219 am – 1pm
March 27th, 20219 am – 1pm
April 9th, 20219 am – 1pm
April 24th, 20219 am – 1pm
May 7th, 20219 am – 1pm

First Aid

The American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency services (EMS) arrives. Students also learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA First Aid recognition card that is valid for 2 years.


Cost: $30
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February 27th, 20212pm – 2pm
April 24th, 20212pm – 2pm

CPR Instructor

Cost: $80
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February 20th, 20218 am – 5pm

BLS Skills Only Testing

Are you seeking an alternative to classroom training or wishing to renew an existing AHA certification? The eLearning online course offers a flexible training option. The online cognitive portion, provided by AHA, allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session prior to taking the on-line cognitive portion. Once students complete the on-line cognitive portion they should attend their scheduled hand-on skills practice and testing session to complete their certification. During this session students will have the opportunity for one-on-one practice before a skill tests with a certified AHA instructor. Upon successful completion of these parts students will be proficient in the required skills and will receive a certification in the associated discipline.


Cost: $35
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March 8th – March 12th, 2021M-Th 9am – 7pm
F 9am – 12pm
April 5th – April 9th, 2021M-Th 9am – 7pm
F 9am – 12pm
May 10th – May 14th, 2021M-Th 9am – 7pm
F 9am – 12pm

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post–cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.


Cost: $80
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March 12th & 13th (renewal on the 13th), 20218 am – 5pm

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Cost: $80
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April 30th – May 1st (renewal on the 1st), 20218 am – 5pm

ACLS Instructor

This is the classroom component that must be completed to become an ACLS instructor. For information on the complete requirements to become an American Heart Association Instructor, please visit: http://www.heart.org and follow the link for Instructors and Training Centers.


Cost: $70
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February 26th, 20218 am – 5pm

PALS Instructor

This is the classroom component that must be completed to become a PALS instructor. For information on the complete requirements to become an American Heart Association Instructor, please visit: http://www.heart.org and follow the link for Instructors and Training Centers.


Cost: $70
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April 16th, 20218 am – 5pm

Those interested in the AHA Programs should call 336.342.4261, ext.2602.

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

The Rockingham Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214 -703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Paramedic Graduate Outcomes​

20152016201720182019
NC Exam First Time Pass Rate20%75%89%
Program Retention Rate46%63%90%
Positive Job Placement100%100%100%
Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu