Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT Basic)
The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, pre-hospital emergency care and to pass the NC State and/or National Registry certification exam.
Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.
This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the EMT-B educational program shall be the National EMS Education Standards including the 1994 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic Course: National Standard Curriculum along with the Supplemental Airway Modules for EMT-Basic: NSC.
Prerequisites: High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and successful completion of the T.A.B.E. assessment exam for basic reading comprehension skills. This test will be scheduled and given during course orientation.
Total Hours: 204
|Start Date||End Date||Time||Location||Cost|
|07/07/20||12/15/20||6:00 pm – 10:00 pm||Center for Public Safety||$180|
|Postponed until June||TBA||6:00 pm – 10:00 pm||Yadkin Center||$180|
|*Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of NC Lifesaving organizations (ie. Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement)|
|EMS Anatomy and Physiology|
|Required Books||$95.00 - $120.00|
|Recommended Workbook||$50.00 - $55.00|
|* Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving organizations (ie. Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement). Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is available through the Project Skill-up grant.|
|** Not covered under waived tuition.|