EMT Paramedic Certification

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Course Description

The 16-month EMT-Paramedic course prepares candidates for successful employment in the field of the emergency medical services. This program provides intense classroom and laboratory experiences, as well as dynamic clinical and field experiences for the attainment of the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to perform in the field of EMS.

2022 Courses

DatesDaysTimesLocationRegistration Status
To be announcedMW6:00pm-10:00pmOCH Campus
To be announcedOne day a week, alternating Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-6:00pmOCH Campus

The next Paramedic class will begin in August 2022. Registration for the next Paramedic class is scheduled to open in early 2022.

Prerequisite Course(s)

  • Anatomy and Physiology Course must be taken before or concurrently with EMS courses, according to the published curriculum as established by South Piedmont Community College EMS Education.

Entry Requirements

  • Current EMT-Basic certification
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Completion of a written assessment placing the individual into college-level English (Details TBA)
  • Completion of a written assessment placing the individual into college-level Math (Details TBA)

Registration Steps

1. Submit an Emergency Medical Science Program Application to Erin Welty, OCH Campus, Building A to begin the registration process. Please include copies of your driver’s license, EMT-Basic certification, and CPR card with your submission.

2. Complete the required assessments for English and Math comprehension skills at minimum at the college level. These tests will be 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” for fee details).

5. Attend an Orientation session (Dates TBD).

Upon successful registration, instructions will be provided to activate a Complio account, complete a background check and drug test, and submit immunization records. These steps must be completed in order to participate in the clinical portion of the course.


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

Class Registration (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00
EMS Lab Fee$125.00
Badge Fee$2.00
Accident Insurance$1.40
Technology Fee$5.00
FISDAP Clinical Tracking Software Fee$198.00
EMS Testing Software Fee$98.00
Allied Health Class Fees$50.00
Total Paid to Business Office$672.40

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

Additional Costs

Textbooks and Study Guides (estimate)$290.37
Uniforms (estimate)$120.00
Clinical Scrubs (estimate)$50.00
Background Check/Drug Test (estimate)$110.00
Estimated Additional Cost$570.37


Sanders’ Paramedic Textbook, 5th edition
By Mick J. Sanders, BS MSA, EMT-P
ISBN 9781284147827
SPCC Bookstore


Old Charlotte Highway Campus, Building A,  Monroe

Campus Map

For more information, contact:

Erin Welty, 704-993-2407

Danny West, 704-290-5817

Accreditation Details

The EMT Education Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  For questions about the accreditation of the EMT Education Paramedic Program offered at South Piedmont Community College, contact CAAHEP and/or CoAEMSP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

The Commission on Accreditation and/or the Committee on Accreditation may be contacted if you have a concern that relates to the manner in which the EMT Education Paramedic Program complies with the Standards or follows established accreditation policies. To view complaint policies, click here for CAAHEP and here for CoAEMSP.

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