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Emergency Medical Services

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

This 250-hour course introduces basic emergency medical care. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises, field time with an EMS agency, and clinical experience in hospitals. Topics include criminal, civil, and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT’s services; human anatomy and physiology; assessment and treatment of injuries, poisonings, trauma, childbirth, and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes, and diabetes. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the North Carolina State or National Registry EMT certification exam.

Students who pass the state or national certification test are prepared for immediate employment in emergency services and/or may choose to go on to complete the Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs.

Courses, Fees, and Registration

EMT Initial Training Course Schedule
EMT Initial Course – Morning
Start Date May 17, 2022
End Date August 5, 2022
Location North Campus, NA building
Days Tues, Wed, Thurs and some Saturdays
Time 9 AM to 1 PM
Registration For more information or to register for class, contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .
EMT Initial Course – Afternoon
Start Date May 17, 2022
End Date August 5, 2022
Location North Campus, NA building
Days Tues, Wed, Thurs and some Saturdays
Time 1 PM to 5 PM
Registration For more information or to register for class, contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .
Entry Requirements For EMT Initial Classes

All EMT Initial classes taught under continuing education require a CASAS Reading Goal of 249 or higher OR an official college transcript showing successful completion of a college-level English class within the past ten (10) years. For more information on placement testing or to schedule a test, please go to Placement Testing Services .

Monthly EMT CME Three Hour Online Class
CFCC offers monthly online CME courses for recertification. These classes follow the National Registry EMS Education and NCOEMS Standard. Each month is a new topic.

November – Trauma: Head Injuries
December – Neurological Injuries-Stroke

2022 Topics
January – BLS Basic Airway Emergencies
February – BLS Patient Assessment
March – Psych & Behavioral Emergencies
April – Neurological Emergencies Seizures
May – Field Triage
June – BLS Cardiovascular Emergencies & Chest Pain
July – Fall Sports Injuries
August – BLS Airway Emergencies Techniques & Procedures
September – BLS OBGYN Emergencies
October – BLS Pharmacology-Med Administration-Narcan
November – Safe Ambulance Driving/Operations
December – BLS Post Resuscitation

For more information, contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .

Start Date Monthly (classes always open on the 2nd and close on the 28th)
Location Online
2021 Registration To register for 2021 classes, visit https://cfcc-register.fundfive.com/filtered/course/EMSTrainingJULDEC .
2022 Registration To register for 2022 classes, visit cfcc-register.fundfive.com/filtered/course/EMTcme2022
Monthly Paramedic CME Three Hour Online Classes
Topics:

Advanced EMT Course
EMT Initial course completion is required as a prerequisite

Start Date July 12, 2022
End date November 15, 2022
Days Tues, Thurs, and some Saturdays
Times 6 PM to 10 PM
Registration For more information or to be placed on our contact list, please contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .
Anatomy and Physiology

Start Date|Jan 6, 2022
End Date|March 18, 2022
Location|Online
Cost|$180.00 (May be waived if EMS/Fire/Law. Contact office for info).
Textbook|None
Registration| To register, visit cfcc-register.fundfive.com/filtered/course/EMS3163_Basic_Anatomy For more information, contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .

Paramedic Course
(AEMT course completion required as a prerequisite)

Start Date November 2022
End Date November 2023
Days Mondays and Thursdays (and some weekends)
Time 1800-2200
Registration For more information or to register for class, contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 .
Registration Process
Please contact Catherine Riggs at criggs@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7512 to register for classes.

Required documents to register for EMT Initial:

  • A copy of CASAS Reading Goal of 249 or higher OR an official college transcript showing successful completion a college level English class within the past ten (10) years.
  • A copy of your driver’s license or state issued photo ID.
  • Completed and signed registration form (obtained by contacting Catherine Riggs).
  • Registration fee of $205.00 due at registration.
Registration Fees
Must be paid at time of registration

Item Cost
Registration fee* $ 180.00
Insurance fee required by all students $ 15.00
CPR card fee $ 5.00
Technology fee $ 5.00
TOTAL $ 205.00

Apply for a Scholarship

*(May be waived if EMS/Fire/Law. Contact office for info.)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Course Costs:

Fees paid at time of registration:

  • $205.00 (This includes $180.00 registration, $15.00 student insurance, $5.00 technology fee, and $5.00 CPR card fees. Students who have an affiliation with a recognized North Carolina department may qualify for a tuition fee waiver, making the cost $25.00.)

Textbook – Must have on first day/night of class:

  • AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 12th Edition (ADVANTAGE PACKAGE) ($440.00 approximately)
    • May be purchased from CFCC North Campus Bookstore or directly from JB Learning.

Additional fees paid to third-party vendors:

  • Clinical Attire
    • Clinical uniform t-shirt ($16 in CFCC Bookstore – we recommend two t-shirts)
    • Clinical uniform pants ($30.00-$90.00 depending on student choices)
    • Clinical uniform boots ($40.00-$150.00 depending on student choices)
  • Twelve-panel urine drug screen, criminal background check, and N95 fit test (completed by third-party vendor and scheduled during EMT class). Current cost is $125.00, paid directly to ArcPoint Labs. This fee is due around the 30 percent mark of class.
  • Immunizations (costs vary based on your health insurance carrier and where you obtain the vaccine). If you cannot locate your childhood immunizations a simple blood test, called a titer test, can determine if you meet immunity requirements. Your primary care physician or the health department can aid you in obtaining a titer test.
    • Current influenza vaccination (required October – March)
    • Two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations or positive antibody titer
    • History of chicken pox or 2 varicella immunizations
    • TB skin test (PPD) within the past year or chest x-ray
    • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years
    • Three hepatitis B vaccinations or a signed declination statement
    • COVID-19 vaccination
EMT Initial Textbook
The textbook package is available at the CFCC North Campus Bookstore in the NA building. This package includes all the required text/online/assessment materials.

  • AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 12th Edition (ADVANTAGE PACKAGE) (Unused)
Clinical Rotations
To be discussed on the first day/night of class!

Requirements for clinical participation are set in conjunction with our clinical partners. Clinical requirements are those of our EMS Providers with which you will attend four-12 hour shifts, one in the emergency department, three in the field.

The information provided is correct at the time of distribution. All information, including course schedules, is subject to change.

CoAEMSP
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.

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 fax
https://www.coaemsp.org/

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%
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