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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.

Programs

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

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.

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

Courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BLS & ALS Industrial Emergencies

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May 1st – May 31st, 2021

BLS & ALS Pharmacology

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June 1st – June 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.

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.

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​

201820192020
NC Exam First Time Pass Rate75%89%100%
NR Exam First Time Pass Rate67%
Program Retention Rate63%90%100%
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