Emergency Medical Services

The Cape Fear Community College Continuing Education Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 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.

Contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 fax


Program Goal

Program goal is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Entry Requirements For EMT Initial Classes 

Effective spring 2019, ALL EMT Initial classes taught under continuing education will require Accuplacer English Placement Test results indicating placement into ENG 111 or an official college transcript showing successful completion of ENG 111 or higher within the past four (4) years. Information on Placement Testing Services.

Summer 2019 Initial EMT Training Information 

Night Class

Dates: July 15 – October 8, 2019
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  and some Saturdays (all day)
Time: 1800-2200 (6-10 pm)
Location: North Campus Room NC-116
Preregistration: North Campus Room NA 241

7/8 – 7/11 from 9am until noon and 1pm until 4pm

NO online registration available


Fall 2019 Initial EMT Training Information 

Night Class

Dates: August 19 – December 11, 2019
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 1800-2200 (6-10 pm)
Location: North Campus – Room NA-237
Preregistration: North Campus Room NA 241

8/12 – 8/15 from 9am until noon and 1pm until 4pm

NO online registration available

Registration Process

You MUST bring:

  • A copy of placement testing scores showing placement into ENG 111 in order to register for class OR an official college transcript showing successful completion of ENG 111 or higher within the past four (4) years (placement testing scores valid for 5 years if taken previously)
  • Copy of Photo ID
  • We accept cash, money order, check, or credit card payments.

Registration Fees

Must be paid at time of registration

Registration fee (May be waived if EMS/Fire/Law. Contact office for info.) $ 180.00
Insurance fee required by all students $ 15.00
CPR card fee $ 4.50
TOTAL $ 199.50


Textbook package available at the CFCC North Campus Bookstore or you may order direct from the publisher using the link furnished below. This package includes all required text/online/assessment. If you choose to purchase elsewhere, you must have:

AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition (ADVANTAGE PACKAGE) (NEW)

AAOS EMT Navigate Course Manager (ADVANTAGE PACKAGE) with FISDAP Assessment

Direct Link to order textbook/assessment/online package from JB Learning (Publisher):

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Navigate 2 Advantage Access, Eleventh Edition + Fisdap Assessment Package

Clinical Costs


Requirements for clinical participation are set in conjunction with our clinical partners. In order to participate in the field internship required to complete the course, you should expect to incur costs for the following:

Clinical Uniform Shirt ($12 in CFCC Bookstore)

Clinical Uniform Pants ($25-$50 depending on student choices)

Clinical Uniform Boots ($25-$50 depending on student choices)

Comprehensive Background Check/9-panel Drug Screen ($90 mandatory through a third-party ArcPoint)

This is required by the EMS providers and not by CFCC. This does not hinder student from attending the course. However, if a student is denied access to ride due to findings, the student will not be able to successfully complete the course.

TB PPD Test ($35 Average Cost)

Hepatitis B Vaccination ($100 Average cost per injection for those who need full series)

Proof of childhood immunizations to include 2 MMR, 2 Varicella or proof of Chicken Pox, Tetanus (10 year)

Clinical requirements are those of our EMS Providers with which you will attend 4 – 12 hour field internships.

*Several changes were made governing Fee Exempt status with the 2011-2012 NC Budget. If you feel you would be fee exempt, please contact us prior to registration to verify your eligibility. ***Information provided is correct at the time of distribution. All information, including course schedules, is subject to change.

Paramedic Graduate Outcomes Summary

Year Pass Rate Positive Placement Retention
2016 100% first attempt 62.5% 84.2%
2017 There were no graduates of the program in 2017
2018 100% first attempt 80% 71.4%



For further information, please contact:


Catherine Riggs, EMS Secretary 910-362-7770 criggs@cfcc.edu

David Dyches, EMS Instructor 910-362-7710 ddyches@cfcc.edu


Contact Information:

Connie Batson
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
(910) 362-7751

Catherine Riggs
Emergency Medical Services Secretary
(910) 362-7770

David Dyches
Emergency Medical Services Part-time coordinator
(910) 362-7710