Workforce Certificate, On Campus
In the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, students will learn the basics of emergency medical care, from life-threatening medical conditions to major traumatic injuries, from adult patients to pediatrics. This course also includes the American Heart Association's BLS/CPR certification, logistical operations of EMS, basic Anatomy and Physiology, and Emergency Vehicle Driving. You will finish with a foundation and the ability to provide the basics of emergency healthcare.
These skills can be the beginning step into more advanced courses like paramedic and beyond, or students can use them in local volunteer agencies, transport services, or in certain medical facilities.
The curriculum for the EMT educational program must be the 2009 or most current United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
EMT Course: NSC stands for National Standard Curriculum and the Supplemental Airway Modules for EMTs.
Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice and simulation of scenarios.
Prerequisites must be successfully completed prior
to the first day of class:
The following prerequisite will be administered at the course center during orientation.
EMT Classes are scheduled yearly as follows unless otherwise noted:
Actively credentialed EMTs may further their education in one of the following pathways:
Total credits needed to graduate: 248 Hours
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Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of NC Lifesaving organizations (i.e., Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement). Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is available through the Surry Skill-up grant.
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