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Advanced EMS Training

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a profession dedicated to serving the public. EMS professionals are primarily responsible for providing essential medical care to patients. Serving the public involves interacting with a diverse population and requires EMS professionals to be professional, kind, non-judgmental, and detail-oriented. Their role goes beyond delivering medical and trauma care; it also involves genuinely caring for patients while maintaining their own physical and mental wellbeing.

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) mission is to prepare Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

The estimated time to Advanced EMT training is 4-5 months, for Paramedic 10-21 months (depending on the path you choose. The timeline for all training to include EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic training is 20-24 months.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include roles in emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Training

Our Advanced EMT certificate course offers students a chance to learn enhanced lifesaving skills. This course is best for those students wishing to advance their career in the medical field, whether in Emergency Medical Services or a higher-level care provider like physician’s assistant or medical doctor. The skillset you learn in this AEMT course along with the advanced level patient encounters will ensure you are better prepared to care of those experiencing an emergency.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Course Information

Associate in Applied Science in EMS

Our Associate of Applied Science degree in EMS offers comprehensive training in emergency medical services, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic field of pre-hospital care. With a focus on hands-on experience and real-world scenarios, graduates are prepared to make a difference in their communities as skilled paramedics.

Emergency Medical Science Course Information

Paramedic Certificate Course

Our certificate course provides focused training for individuals seeking a fast-track entry into the field of emergency medical services. After completing your initial EMT and Advanced EMT training, you will begin paramedic training. Covering essential topics such as patient assessment, trauma care, and emergency response, this program offers targeted instruction to prepare students for immediate employment as competent and confident paramedics.

Paramedic Certificate Course Information

Associate in Applied Science EMS Bridge Program

The AAS Emergency Medical Science (EMS) bridge program is designed for currently credentialed paramedics to obtain their Associate in Applied Science degree in EMS. This primarily online program provides formal education while providing college credit for most of the EMS-prefixed courses by way of your current North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic. This program allows students to complete the general education requirements at their own pace.

Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program

Accreditation Information

Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( www.caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of The Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

214-703-8992 fax

Year Pass Rate Positive Placement Retention
2022 85.7% first attempt 92.9% 73.7%
2021 100% first attempt 100% 53.8%
2020 100% first attempt 95.7% 88.5%
2019 90% first attempt 90% 76.9%
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