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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

DatesDaysTimes LocationRegistration Status
January 10 – May 25, 2022Mondays, Wednesdays6:00 – 10:00pmPlus one Saturday per month, 8:00am-5:00pm: Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 14LLP Campus (Anson County)Registration Now Open
January 11 – May 24, 2022Tuesdays, Thursdays6:00 – 10:00pmPlus one Saturday per month, 8:00am-5:00pm: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 30, May 21OCH Campus (Union County)Registration Now Open

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:00pm (LLP Campus)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:00pm (OCH Campus)

Entry Requirements

  • Completed CASAS evaluation assessing basic reading comprehension skills at minimum at the eleventh-grade 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

Registration Steps

Click here to download a printable version of the Registration Steps.

1. Submit an Emergency Medical Science Program Applicationto Erin Welty, OCH Campus, Building Ato begin the registration process. Please include the documentation requested in the application (copy of driver’s license; copy of CPR card if applicable) with your submission.

2. Schedule and complete a CASAS evaluation assessing basic reading comprehension skills at minimum at the eleventh-grade level. This test is offered through the SPCC Testing Center.

3. Complete a Class Registration Form (provided upon successful completion of steps 1 and 2).

4. Submit payment of the class fees to the SPCC Business Office (see “Cost” below for fee details).

5. Attend an Orientation session (dates listed above under “Upcoming Courses”) or request a recorded session to view.

Please note: In order to participate in the required clinical hours, students in this class will be required to complete a background check, pass a drug screen, and submit immunization records before clinical experiences begin. Students will be provided with instructions for completing these requirements at the start of the class. Required immunizations are listed on the EMT Basic Progression Guidelines.

Cost

Class Registration Fee (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00
EMS Lab Fee$80.00
Insurance$13.00
Badge Fee$10.00
Accident Insurance$1.40
CPR Fee (Card & Mask)$10.00
Total Paid to Business Office$294.40

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

The North Carolina Community Colleges Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship awards funding to cover course tuition and fees for community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.

Apply for GEER Scholarship

Additional Costs

Textbook (estimate)$191.21 (e-book) or $221.21 (paperback)
Uniforms (estimate)$120.00
Complio Background Check & Drug Screen Package$110.75
Estimated Additional Cost$421.96 – 451.96

Textbook

Please use one of the links below to purchase either a paperback or e-book version of the textbook directly from the publisher at a 25% discount.

Paperback Version – Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 12th edition with Advantage Access – $221.21

Electronic Version – Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 12th edition with Advantage Access – $191.21

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Resources

EMT Basic Registration Steps

EMT Basic Progression Guidelines

Location

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:

Erin Welty, 704-993-2407
or

Danny West, 704-290-5817

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