EMT Basic Certification

The EMT Basic provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and is a vital part of the health care team.

Course Description

Students who successfully complete the course will be qualified to take the state or national certification test for Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Instructional time includes: ride-along hours, class work and hands-on lab skills necessary to provide emergency services agency or other specialized ambulance service. Successful students who pass the state or national certification test are prepared for immediate employment in emergency services and may choose to go on to complete the EMT Paramedic certification.

Upcoming Courses

TermDatesTimesClinical DatesLocationRegistration
Summer EMT-Basic consists of: 136 in-person class hours, 61 on-line hours and 54 clinical hours = 251 hours total
Mon – Thu
5/31/22 to
8am – 5pm06/17 – 06/19
06/24 – 06/26
07/08 – 07/10
07/15 – 07/17
07/22 – 07/24
OCH Campus
(Union County)
Class is full
Fall Term
Anson night
Starts 8/15/226-10 pm MWTBDPolktonStarts early
Fall Term
Union night
Starts 8/16/226-10 pm MWTBDMonroeStarts early

Entry Requirements

  • Completed CASAS evaluation assessing basic reading comprehension skills at minimum at the eleventh-grade level. CASAS evaluation is required regardless of education level.
    This test is offered through the SPCC Testing Center.
  • Must be 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate. If still in high school, contact Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu for instructions.

Registration Steps

The application and registration process is currently being changed. Please email Rhonda Weaver rweaver@spcc.edu to be put on an information email list to receive instructions on how to apply once the process has been finalized.


*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$80.00
FISDAP Testing Software Fee$85.00
Platinum Planner Software Fee$30.00
CPR Fee$15.00
PHTLS for First Responders (Textbook & Card)$15.00
EVOS Fee$20.00
EMS KIT Fee$75.00
Uniform ( 2 T-shirts, 1 Polo)$55.00
Total Paid to Business office:$627.40

Additional Costs

Complio Background Check$55.00
Complio Drug Screen$55.00
My Clinical Exchange$35.00
Textbook (estimate)$325.46
Total Additional Costs Paid Separately:$470.46

Total Costs Combined: (estimate) $1,097.86


Please use one of the links below to purchase either a paperback or e-book version of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (with Premier Access), Twelfth Edition directly from the publisher at a 25% discount.

 PaperbackEMT 12th edition Book w/ Premier Access

Digital-OnlyPremier Access for EMT 12th edition

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

LLP Campus: 680 U.S. 74, Polkton, NC 28135
LLP Campus Map & Directions

For more information, contact:

Rhonda Weaver, 704-993-2407 rweaver@spcc.edu
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