Emergency Medical Services

EMS Important Information

All EMS courses require proof of a high school diploma, GED, or college transcript and that a copy of the student’s high school diploma, GED be kept on file. Wilson Community College recognizes high school diplomas from regionally accredited schools, private high schools or home schools registered with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Wilson Community College will also accept high school diplomas from correspondence schools that are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and/or a regional accrediting agency, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student Fees

Fees listed include registration, student technology ($5.00) and student security ($15.00). There are NO fee waivers for student technology and student security fees.

*Preregistration required three days prior to class for all Emergency Medical Services courses.

Change Current EMT (2 sections) Tuesday & Thursday 08:00 to 5:00 p.m., May 19 to Aug 11 M/W/F 08:00 AM to 5:00 p.m., May 27 - July 27

AHA Training Site
Wilson Community College is a training site for the American Heart Association and certifies students in Healthcare Provider, Heart Saver CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid.

CPR for Healthcare Providers/BLS for Healthcare Providers

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Students are required to obtain CPR as a pre-requisite for many areas of study, such as the Nursing and Nurse Aide programs, Emergency Medical Services, and Medical Technology.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS, and will introduce the student to emergency pre-hospital care. It is designed for those with little or no medical experience wishing to pursue a career in Emergency Medical Services. Upon course completion, you will be proficient in providing emergency care at the basic level. Field internship hours outside of class will be required. Textbooks are required prior to the beginning of class; Preferred package for the EMT textbook,  Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured10th Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning: (This package has a text and a navigate2 passcode that allows students access to the e-book/e-workbook, online test prep and online classroom. ISBN for the books is 9781284085693   Workbook ISBN: 978-1-284-04509-3  or a bundle package ISBN: 9781284077889) also BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (approx. $20, ISBN 13: 978-1-61669-039-7). REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age; proof of high school graduate or equivalent, or Placement Test reading score at 10th grade level; and provide NC photo identification. Internet access to course work is also required and on Campus computer labs for access is available. The registration fee is $180. NOTE: You may be eligible for fee exemption if you are affiliated with an approved NC agency. A letter of affiliation is required to register using “Fee Exemption”. No exemptions are allowed for the costs of the CPR card ($5) and the insurance fee ($2).

This course is a total of 192 Didactic/Classroom hours and 24 hours of Field Clinical. Class will also meet on the weekend (weekend schedule will be given on the first day of class).

Fall 2015: August 18 to December 15.  Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursdays with some weekend classes, schedule to be given the first day of class. 
$180 Fee • $2 Insurance Fee • Room: X-100
Instructor: C. Page • Section Number: 25418 • Last Day to Register: August 18

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS, and will introduce the student to emergency pre-hospital care. It is designed for those with little or no medical experience wishing to pursue a career in Emergency Medical Services. Upon course completion, you will be proficient in providing emergency care at the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level. This course meets the Wilson County Medical Director’s requirement for First Responders in the Wilson County EMS System Textbooks are required prior to the beginning of class; Emergency Medical Responder – Your First Response in Emergency Care 5th Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning: ISBN: 978-1-4496-9300-8 and BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (approx. $20, ISBN 13: 978-1-61669-039-7). REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age; proof of high school graduate or equivalent, or Placement Test reading score at 10th grade level; and provide NC photo identification. Internet access to course work is also required and on Campus computer labs for access is available. The registration fee is $180. NOTE: You may be eligible for fee exemption if you are affiliated with an approved NC agency. A letter of affiliation is required to register using “Fee Exemption”. No exemptions are allowed for the costs of the CPR card ($5) and the insurance fee ($2).

Monday & Thursday 6:30PM – 9:30 PM with some Saturday classes 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM
August 20 to October 31. $180 Fee • $2 Insurance Fee • Room: G-128
Instructor: J. Mathis • Section Number: 25507 • Last Day to Register: August 20

Paramedic

This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS, and will introduce the student to Paramedic level of pre-hospital care. It is designed for those that have successfully completed an approved EMT course and obtained their NCOEMS EMT Credential.  Upon course completion, you will be proficient in providing emergency care at the Paramedic level. Field internship and Hospital Internship hours outside of class will be required.  This course meets the new NCOEMS guidelines for EMT-P to Paramedic.
Textbooks are required prior to the beginning of class; Preferred package for the AEMT textbook,  Nancy Caroline Emergency Care in the Streets Volume 1 & 2 Bundle, Jones & Bartlett Learning: (This package has a text and a navigate2 passcode that allows students access to the e-book/e-workbook, online test prep and online classroom. ISBN for the books is 978-1-4496-4586-1   Workbook ISBN: 978-1-4496-0924-5.  Will have to purchase during class, specialty course books, ACLS, PALS, etc.  REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age; proof of high school graduate or equivalent, Placement Test reading and Math score at 12th+ “post-secondary” grade level; and provide NC photo identification. Internet access to course work is also required and on Campus computer labs for access is available. The registration fee is $180, per semester.  There will be 3 classroom semesters and one concurrent semester during the last semester. NOTE: You may be eligible for fee exemption if you are affiliated with an approved NC agency. A letter of affiliation is required to register using “Fee Exemption”. No exemptions are allowed for the costs of the CPR card ($5) and the insurance fee ($2).

This course is a total of 596 Didactic/Classroom hours and 300 hours of Field Clinical and 200 hours Hospital internship (must meet minimum requirements of skills even if this requires additional field/hospital time. Class will also meet on the weekend (weekend schedule will be given on the first day of class).

September 2, 2015 to September 21, 2016.  Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday with some weekend classes, schedule to be given the first day of class.  Depending on number registered, a possible Monday Section will be open; that will meet on same weekends as the Wednesday Section. 

$180 Fee • $2 Insurance Fee • Room:   
Instructor: Hartley & CE Staff • Section Number: 25420 • Last Day to Register: August 30

CPR Training & CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Wilson Community College is a training site for the American Heart Association and certifies students in Healthcare Provider, Heart Saver CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid.
The CPR, AED, and First Aid course provides students an opportunity to acquire the basic skills needed to administer emergency care to those in need. These skills are crucial for medical professionals and valuable to members of the general public. In as little as four hours you can gain the knowledge, skills, confidence and an American Heart Association CPR certification. These skills are not only essential for the professional but provide the lay person with the skills to potentially save the life of another. Students are required to obtain CPR as a pre-requisite for many areas of study, such as the Nursing and Nurse Aide programs, Emergency Medical Services, and Medical Technology.

Initial Courses: (Lead instructor: B. Dew)          

June 20 (Saturday) Section 24829    
900 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
G-119      Register by June 17

July 18  (Saturday) Section  24833   
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
G119    Register by July 15

August 22 (Saturday) Section 25129  
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
G119   Register by August 20

September 19 (Saturday) Section 25409  
900 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
G-119   Register by September 16

October 17  (Saturday) Section 25130  
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
G119    Register by October 14

November 14 (Saturday) Section 25131  
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
G119   Register by November 11

December 12 (Saturday) Section 25132  
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
G-119  Register by December 9

Recertification Classes: (Lead Instructor: B. Dew)

June 24 (Wednesday) Section 24831  
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
G-119  Register by June 21

July 23 (Thursday) Section 24834   
 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
G-119  Register by July 21

August 13 (Thursday) Section 24836 
 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
G-119 Register by August 11

August 26 (Wednesday)  Section 25133   
6:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
G-121  Register by August 23

September 23 (Wed) Section  25134 
6:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
G-119  Register by September 21

October 28 (Wednesday) Section 25135   
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
G-119  Register by October 25

November 18 (Wed)   Section 25136   
6:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
G-119 Register by November 15

December 16 (Wed) Section 25137  
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
G-121  Register by December 15

Online Courses

EMT-B to EMT Transition Course

This course is REQURIED for ALL EMT-Basics to obtain information and training to transition to the level of EMT.  This class meets NCOEMS guidelines and NR Guidelines for current EMT-Basics to meet the new National Standards for EMT.  Must be a current EMT-Basic to take this class.  Class is all online. 

July 1, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Section 25092
Must register by June 30, 2015

August 18, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Section 25112
Must register by August 17, 2015

October 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015
Section 25127
Must register by September 30, 2015

EMT-I to Advanced EMT (AEMT) Transition Course

This course is REQURIED for ALL EMT-Intermediate to obtain information and training to transition to the level of AEMT.  This class meets NCOEMS guidelines and NR Guidelines for current EMT-Intermediates to meet the new National Standards for AEMT.  Must be a current EMT-Intermediate to register for this class.  Class is all online. 

July 1, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Section 25091
Must register by June 30, 2015

August 18, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Section 25125
Must register by August 17, 2015

October 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015
Section 25128
Must register by September 30, 2015

EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic Transition Course

This course is REQURIED for ALL EMT-Paramedics to obtain information and training to transition to the level of Paramedic.  This class meets NCOEMS guidelines and NR Guidelines for current EMT-Paramedics to meet the new National Standards for Paramedic.  Must be a current EMT-Paramedic to register for this class.  Class is all online. 

July 1, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Section 25094
Must register by June 30, 2015

August 18, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Section 25126 
Must register by August 17, 2015

October 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015
Section 25417 
Must register by September 30, 2015

Monthly Continuing Education Training

Wilson Community College offers monthly Continuing Education Training at various locations in Wilson County.  Time is 1900-2200 hrs.  Registration is done on site, all information will be provided by the instructor for registration.  All classes are open to those needing to obtain continuing education for their EMS credential.  Registration Fee is $70.00 per class unless fee waived. 

Silver Lake Fire Department  
3rd Tuesday of each month (Starting Aug 2015)

Wilson County EOC   
3rd Thursday of each month

Wilson Co Rescue  
4th Tuesday of each month

Stantonsburg EMS 
4th Wednesday of each month

Elm City EMT
4th Thursday of each month.

Wilson County EMS
date/time announced each month

Wilson City Fire Department
date/time announced as scheduled

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