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 are prepared for immediate employment in emergency services and may choose to go on to complete the EMT Paramedic certification.

2021 Courses

DatesDaysTimes LocationRegistration Status
February 8- June 16 2021M, W6:00-10:00pmOne Saturday per month – 8:00am-5:00pmPolkton Campus (Anson County)Closed
February 9- June 17, 2021T, Th6:00-10:00pmOne Saturday per month – 8:00am-5:00pmOCH Campus (Union County)Closed
June 8 – July 29, 2021T, W, Th8:30am – 5:30pmOCH Campus (Union County)Registration Now Open
August 10 – December 21, 2021T, Th6:00 – 10:00pmOne Saturday per month – 8:00am-5:00pmOCH Campus (Union County)Registration Now Open

Mandatory Information Session: To be determined

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

1. Submit an Emergency Medical Science Program Application to Erin Welty, OCH Campus, Building A to 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. 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. If you are currently affiliated with a Fire, Police, or Medic Agency: Submit a Letter of Affiliation signed by the chief or director of the agency.

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

6. Follow the instructions provided upon registration to complete a background check and drug test. Activate your provided Complio account to submit immunization records, background check results, and drug test results.


Class Registration (Unless Fee Exempt)$180.00
EMS Lab Fee$80.00
Badge Fee$2.00
Accident Insurance$1.40
FISDAP Clinical Tracking Software Fee$40.00
EMS Testing Software Fee$48.00
Allied Health Class Fees$6.00
Total Paid to Business Office$370.40

*Affiliates of a Public Safety agency (Fire/Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, etc.) may be eligible for a Class Registration Fee Exemption. These students must submit a Letter of Affiliation from the agency they are affiliated with.

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

Textbooks and Study Guides (estimate)$222.95
Uniforms (estimate)$120.00
Background Check & Drug Test (estimate)$110.00
Estimated Additional Cost$452.95


Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and InjuredEleventh Edition

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Series Editor: Andrew N. Pollak, MD, FAAOS

Published by Jones and Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 978-1-284-10690-9

Available through the SPCC Bookstore


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

Campus Map


Polkton Campus: 680 U.S. 74, Polkton, NC 28135

For more information, contact:

Erin Welty, 704-993-2407

Danny West, 704-290-5817