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.

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.

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.

Pass Rate

Year EMT EMT-I/AEMT Paramedic
2009 71.00% * *
2010 87.00% * *
2011 74.00% * *
2012 59.00% * *
2013 62.00% * *
2014 69.00% * *
2015 79.00% * 86%

* Less then 5 tested in that year, not reportable
1st Attempt pass rate ONLY.

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Emergency Medical Technician

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 Injured 10th Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning: (This package has a text and a navigate passcode that allows students access to the ebook/eworkbook, online test prep and online classroom. $173.25 ISBN is 9781284045192) 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). (20.3 CEUs) This course is a total of 203 Didactic/Classroom hours and 24 hours of Field Clinical. Class will also meet on some weekends. Weekend schedule will be given on the first day of class.

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
November 29, 2016 - March 2, 2017 $180 Fee • $2 Insurance Fee • $5 CPR card • Room: G-119
Instructor: K. Ward, EMT-P • Section Number: 28504 Last Day to Register: November 29

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Jan. 10 - June 17
Saturdays and Sundays • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weekend schedule will be given on the first day of class)
$180 Fee • $2 Insurance Fee • $5 CPR card • Room: G - 121
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 28503 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 9

EMT - Paramedic Semester A

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.

Mondays • Jan. 23 - May 8 • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Saturday and Sunday classes will vary each month)
$180 Fee • Room: G-109
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 28524 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 20

 

BLS-Healthcare Provider CPR

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. Student must have CPR book for this class.

Saturday • Oct.15 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  27712 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 14

Saturday • Nov. 12 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  27711 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 11

Saturday • Dec. 3 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  27710 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 2

Saturday • Jan. 28 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28498 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 27

Saturday • Mar. 18 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28499 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 17

Saturday • May 6 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28500 • Last Day to Register: May 5

BLS-Healthcare Provider Renewal

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. Students must have CPR book for this class.

Thursday • Nov. 3 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  27708 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 2

Monday • Dec. 5 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  27709 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 2

Thursday • Feb. 2 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Room: G-126
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28501 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 1

Monday • Apr. 3  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Room: G-126
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28502 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 31

Anatomy & Physiology - Online

This course meets the NCOEMS requirements for those wishing to complete a Paramedic class. This class DOES NOT have a lab and WILL NOT count towards a degree.
The A&P course curriculum and objectives can be located on the NCOEMS web site.
Nursing school A&P or BIO 168 & 169 will also meet this requirement.

Wednesday  Jan. 4 - Thursday May 11  •  $180 Registration Fee • Room: Online
Instructor: Michael Adams • Section Number:  28497 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 3

BLS-Cardiology, Sudden Death, & Geriatrics - Online 

This 9 hours class will cover the listed topics.  This class meets objectives for each topic and can be used towards re-credential.

Monday Jan. 23 - Monday May 5  •  $70 Registration Fee • Room: Online
Instructor: 911 E-Learning • Section Number:  28525 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 20

EMS Field Preceptor Course - Online

The Field Preceptor course is for those wishing to become preceptors in their EMS Systems.  This course will cover the basics of field precepting and adult education. 

Tuesday Jan. 24 - Wed. Feb. 15  •  $70 Registration Fee • Room: Online
Instructor: 911 E-Learning • Section Number:  28520 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 23
Tuesday Apr. 4 - Wed. Apr. 19  •  $70 Registration Fee • Room: Online
Instructor: 911 E-Learning • Section Number:  28521 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 3

EMS Refresher Hybrid - Online

This online program meets NCOEMS requirements/topics for EMT refresher guidelines.  Two on campus dates required to complete skills assessments 3/18 & 3/19

Thursday Feb. 2 - Sunday Mar. 19
$180 Registration Fee • Room: Online
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  28526 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 1

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support - Online  

(PHTLS) Prehospital Trauma Life Support, is the premier and proven global pre-hospital trauma education program from NAEMT. For three decades, PHTLS has improved the quality of trauma patient care and has saved lives. PHTLS continues the PHTLS mission to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of pre-hospital care through global education. Classes are held at the Virtual Medical Center, 1705 S. Tarboro Street, Wilson, NC.

Thursday & Friday • Feb. 23 - Feb. 24  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: Virtual Medical Center
Instructor: A. Bissette • Section Number:  28519 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 22

Saturday & Sunday • Apr. 1 - Apr. 2  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: Virtual Medical Center
Instructor: A. Bissette • Section Number:  28518 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 31

 

Monthly Continuing Education Training

Wilson Community College offers monthly Continuing Education Training at various locations in Wilson County. All training materials will be provided by the instructor at registration. All classes are open to those needing to obtain continuing education for their EMS credential. NOTE: Students must bring a letter of affiliation from their department chief to have fee-waived.

  • March ........................................... Airway
  • April ............................................. Communications for EMS
  • May............................................... CPR Renewal
  • June............................................. Communicable Disease
  • July................................................ Patient Assessment
  • August...........................................Medical/Legal

Crossroads FD..................................................................... 2nd Tuesday of each month
Bakertown FD........................................................................ 3rd Monday of each month
Wilson Co. EOC.................................................................... 3rd Thursday of each month
Silver Lake Fire Department............................................... 3rd Tuesday of each month
Wilson County Rescue........................................................ 4th Tuesday of each month
Stantonsburg EMS................................................................ 4th Wednesday of each month
Elm City EMS.......................................................................... 4th Thursday of each month

Time is 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Registration is on site.
Registration Fee is $70.00 per class unless fee waived.

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