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Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician-NR 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. This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS.

The curriculum for the EMT-B educational program shall be the 1994 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic Course: National Standard Curriculum and 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.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions with an EMS agency and in a hospital.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice and simulation of scenarios.

Program Resources:

Student Release Form

Workforce Certificate Courses

Emergency Medical Technician

EMS-4200 Emergency Medical Technician

Total credits needed to graduate: 248 Hours

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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