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, and 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. (19.2 CEUs)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  •  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  June 1 – July 29
Saturdays •  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  •  Location: G126
Instructor: Conklin & Shaw • Section Number: 26873
Last Day to Register: May 31

Tuesdays and Thursdays  •  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  •  July 12 - Dec. 13
Saturdays •  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-119
Instructor: Carton Page • Section Number: 26872
Last Day to Register: July 15

EMS Instructor Methodology

This course meets NCOEMS requirements for Educational Methodology for those wishing to obtain their Level I credential.  The course is online and has two days on campus, July 15 and July 16 for candidate monitoring and instruction.  Individuals may also take this course and use towards their instructor professional development requirements.

Wednesday June 1 - Saturday July 16
$180 Fee • Online
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 26874 • Last Day to Register: May 31

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 • Apr. 9 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Location: Coastal Plains Law Enforcement X-100
Instructor: Brenda Dew • Section Number: 26312 • Last Day to Register: April. 6

Saturday • May 7 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Location: Coastal Plains Law Enforcement G-119
Instructor: Brenda Dew • Section Number:  26313 • Last Day to Register: May 5

Saturday • June 4 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  26913 • Last Day to Register: June 3

Saturday • July 23 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Staff • Section Number:  26914• Last Day to Register: July 22

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.

Wednesday • Apr. 21 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Room: G-119
Instructor: Brenda Dew • Section Number: 26321 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 20

Thursday • May 19 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • $5 CPR card • Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Room: X-100
Instructor: Brenda Dew • Section Number:  26871 • Last Day to Register: May 18

 

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

Silver Lake Fire Department  
3rd Tuesday of each month

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

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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