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Advanced EMT Certification

ADVANCED EMT – INITIAL

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 This course is the first of three parts required for the Continuing Education Initial Paramedic program.  This course covers the preparatory, airway, and medical units of the Initial Paramedic program.  Students will complete online interactive lectures, classroom-focused lectures, and individual skill labs.  Upon completion of all parts, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and affective behavior of a competent entry-level AEMT. Students will then be eligible to test for North Carolina AEMT certification and National Registry AEMT.  Completion of all courses does not constitute a license to practice.  Course content is based upon the 2021 National EMS Education Standard in conjunction with the State of North Carolina approved EMS protocols, policies, procedures, skills, and medicine formulary. 

 

UPCOMING COURSES

TermDatesTimesClinical Weekends
12 hour shifts
Location
Spring Advanced EMT consists of: 188 in-person class hours, 23 on-line hours and 96 clinical hours
= 307 hours total. No Classes 2/14, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9
Mandatory Orientation 12/08/2022 6:00pm OCH Braswell room 2503
’23 Spring Term
Union night Class
01/10/23 – 5/04/23
Tue, Wed, Thurs6-10 pm3/4 – 3/5
3/11 – 3/12
3/18 – 3/19
3/25 – 3/26
4/1 – 4/2
4/15 – 4/16
4/22 – 4/23
4/29 – 4/30
Monroe Campus
Union County
’23 Spring Term
Union night Class
01/09/23 – 5/04/23
Mon, Tue, Thurs6-10 pm3/4 – 3/5
3/11 – 3/12
3/18 – 3/19
3/25 – 3/26
4/1 – 4/2
4/15 – 4/16
4/22 – 4/23
4/29 – 4/30
Polkton Campus
Anson County
’24 Spring Term
Union night Class
TBD6-10 pmTBDMonroe Campus
Union County

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Possession of a valid driver’s license
    • Must be 18+ prior to the start date of clinicals
    • Possession of a valid and active EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Credential before the start date of clinicals.
    • High School Diploma or Equivalency
    • Successful completion of college-level English, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the student into college-level English
    • Successful completion of college-level Math, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the student into college-level Math
    • Attend Mandatory Orientation OCH- Monroe Campus, Braswell building, Room 2809:

        • Thursday, December 8th, 2022 6 – 8 pm

Co-REQUISITES REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be completed before the start date of clinicals.
  1. Anatomy & Physiology (may be completed concurrently with Paramedic coursework)
    • BIO-163: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 
             or
    • BIO-168 & 169: Anatomy & Physiology I & II  (recommended if going into nursing)    

REGISTRATION STEPS

All paperwork must be turned in to the Public Safety Program Coordinator Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu or in her office at OCH- Monroe, Mobile Unit 6, room 2809.

AEMT Checklist of all required steps in order available here:  Advanced EMT Checklist
EMS Application here:  EMS Application

Do not send links to documents. All signatures must be “live signatures” (meaning not typed) Registration forms are not provided until all documentation has been submitted.  Registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis of completed steps listed in the checklist. We cannot reserve or save seats for anyone.

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
  1. Stethoscope and a watch with a second hand.
  2.  Black pants (suitable for EMS work), Black Belt, and Black Boots (suitable for EMS work). Uniform shirts are provided on the first day of class.
  3. Official SPCC ALS Student Identification Badge (available after registration)
  4.  Computer laptop, tablet, or iPad with WiFi capable of meeting technical requirements to run required software.
  5. EMS Vaccination Checklist for immunizations that must be completed before the start date of clinicals is available here: Vaccination Checklist

TEXTBOOKs

  1. Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach — MyLab BRADY with Pearson eText
    ISBN-13: 9780134569451 Included in the student fees.

 Costs

*Affiliates of a North Carolina Fire, Rescue, or EMS agency may be eligible for the Class Registration Fee Exemption.

Class Registration Fee (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00
ConEd Accident Insurance $1.40
Student Technology Fee$48.00
Student Identification Card$10.00
Professional Liability Insurance$13.00
EMS Lab Fee$100.00
FISDAP Testing Software Fee$105.00
Platinum Planner Software Fee$56.50
PHTLS: Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support$20.00
PEARS: Ped Emer. Assess., Recognition, & Stabilization$25.00
EMS KIT Fee$75.00
Uniform ( 2 T-shirts, 1 Polo)$85.00
Total Paid to Business office:$718.90

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Complio Background Check$55.00
Complio Drug Screen$55.00
My Clinical Exchange$35.00
Total Additional Costs Paid Separately:$145.00

Total Costs Combined: (estimate) $863.90

 

AEMT to paramedic Bridge

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Continuing Education AEMT to Paramedic bridge program is held over two semesters.  Students will complete online interactive lectures, classroom focused lectures, and individual skill labs, clinical, and field internships.  Upon completion of both parts, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and affective behavior of a competent entry-level Paramedic. Students will then be eligible to test for North Carolina Paramedic certification and National Registry Paramedic.  Course content is based upon the 2021 National EMS Education Standard in conjunction with the State of North Carolina approved EMS protocols, policies, procedures, skills, and medicine formulary.

 

UPCOMING COURSES

TermsDatesClassroom HoursClinical WeekendsLocation
2023 AEMT to Paramedic Bridge Program is split into 2 terms broken down below.
Part A
2023 Summer
05/22/23 – 7/19/2023
T,W,Th 6-10pm6/02 – 6/04
6/09 – 6/11
6/16 – 6/18
6/23 – 6/24
6/30 – 7/02
7/07 – 7/09
7/14 – 7/16
OCH Campus (Union County)
Part B
2023 Fall
TBDTBDOCH Campus (Union County)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Possession of a valid driver’s license
    • Possession of a valid and active AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) Credential
      unless completed SPCC AEMT course immediately prior to enrollment.
    • High School Diploma or Equivalency
    • Successful completion of college-level English, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the student into college-level English
    • Successful completion of college-level Math, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the student into college-level Math
    • Successful completion of Anatomy & Physiology 
      BIO-163: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 
      or
      BIO-168 & 169: Anatomy & Physiology I & II  (recommended if going into nursing)   
    • Score 70% or higher on the FISDAP Paramedic Entrance Exam
 
REGISTRATION STEPS
All paperwork must be turned in to Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu
or in person at OCH- Monroe, Mobile Unit 6, room 2809.

 AEMT to Paramedic Bridge checklist of all required steps in order is available here:  (TBD)
EMS Application here:  EMS Application

Do not send links to documents. Registration forms are not provided until all documentation has been submitted.  Registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis of completed steps listed in the checklist. We cannot reserve or save seats.

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
  1. Stethoscope and a watch with a second hand.
  2.  Black pants (suitable for EMS work), Black Belt, and Black Boots (suitable for EMS work). Uniform shirts are provided on the first day of class.
  3. Official SPCC ALS Student Identification Badge (available after registration)
  4.  Computer laptop, tablet, or iPad with WiFi capable of meeting technical requirements to run required software.
  5. EMS Vaccination Checklist for immunizations that must be completed before the start date of clinicals is available here: Vaccination Checklist

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets Premier Digital Package, Ninth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284256833 
    http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=25683-3&ref=psg&coupon=SPCC

  2. Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284041460http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=04146-0&coupon=SOPIEDMONT

Costs

*Affiliates of a North Carolina Fire, Rescue, or EMS agency may be eligible for the Class Registration Fee Exemption.

Class Registration Fee (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00
ConEd Accident Insurance $1.40
Student Technology FeeTBD
Student Identification Card$10.00
Professional Liability Insurance$13.00
EMS Lab FeeTBD
FISDAP Testing Software FeeTBD
Platinum Planner Software FeeTBD
PHTLS: Pre-Hospital Trauma Life SupportTBD
PEARS: Ped Emer. Assess., Recognition, & StabilizationTBD
EMS KIT FeeTBD
Uniform ( 2 T-shirts, 1 Polo)TBD
Total Paid to Business office:TBD

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Complio Background Check$55.00
Complio Drug Screen$55.00
My Clinical Exchange$35.00
Total Additional Costs Paid Separately:$145.00

Total Costs Combined: (estimate) TBD

 
LOCATIONS

OCH Campus, Building B: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110
OCH Campus Map & Directions

For more information, contact:

Rhonda Weaver 704-993-2407 for application /registration questions rweaver@spcc.edu
Chris Floto 704-290-2417 for class schedule and vaccination questions cfloto@spcc.edu
Sam Bishop 704-290-5817 for all other class questions tbishop@spcc.edu

Testing Appointments:  Testing Center 704-290-5841 testing@spcc.edu
Business Office for payments: 704-290-5849

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