Emergency Medical Services

EMS programs are designed to provide initial, continuing education, and re-credential training in the Emergency Medical Services field. Initial courses are provided to prepare individuals to earn their EMS credentials. Continuing education courses are offered each semester on the college campus or at area agencies enabling current EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic credential to maintain their State of North Carolina or National Registry Credentials.

Upcoming Courses

Registration begins November 1

Day EMT Class

  • Jan 17, 2024 – May 22, 2024
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024
  • Completed EMS Application required

Evening EMT Class

  • Jan 23, 2024 – June 20, 2024
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Some weekends may be required, TBD
  • Registration deadline: Monday, Jan 22, 2024
  • Completed EMS Application required

Day Advanced EMT Class

  • Feb 20, 2024 – June 18, 2024
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Tuesdays
  • Some weekends may be required, TBD
  • Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2024
  • Completed AEMS Application required

EMS Program Application

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 or 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. EMS applications for all initial courses listing all pre-requisites and co-requisites are available in the Continuing Education office. Only completed applications will be accepted for entrance into any initial training program.

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 initial 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.

Pass Rate

Year EMT AEMT Paramedic
2009 71% * *
2010 87% * *
2011 74% * *
2012 59% * *
2013 62% * *
2014 69% * *
2015 79% * 86%
2016 57% * *
2017 54% * *
2018 85% * *
2019 81% * *
2020 83% * *

*Less then 5 tested in that year, not reportable.

1st Attempt pass rate ONLY.

No paramedic graduates during the 2020 reporting year.

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AHA Training Site

Wilson Community College is a training site for the American Heart Association and course completion cards to students in BLS 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 student is RESPONSIBLE to have their book at the start of class.  Make sure you have purchased the correct AHA book for your program.

Available Courses

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.

Toisnot FD – 3rd Monday of each month
East Nash FD – 3rd Monday of each month
Crossroads FD – 3rd Thursday of each month
Bakertown FD – 4th Monday of each month
Rock Ridge FD – 4th Monday 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
Wilson County EMS – Dates/Times TBA
Wilson Fire/Rescue – Dates/Times TBA

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



  • AAOS Emergency Care & Transportation of the Sick & Injured (11th Edition)  Online testing and work will be on Moodle, it is NOT necessary to purchase NAVIGATE 2, unless you want to.
  • BLS Healthcare Provider Manual (2020 guidelines)


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Recommended you have Internet access to coursework that will be available to you outside of class.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • Complete Wilson Community College EMS Program Application
  • Copy of REQUIRED Immunization Records for clinical sites
  • Must maintain an average grade of 80% or above
  • Must maintain an overall attendance of 90%
  • Must complete Castle Branch online background and health requirements

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 allowed for the cost of the CPR eCard ($7) and the insurance fee ($2). (28.8 CEUs) This course is a total of 288 hours.

Weekday class will be held Monday – Friday (schedule to be provided first day of class, typically Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri from 9 AM – 4 PM).

Weeknight class will be Tues/Thurs 6 PM – 10 PM and some Saturdays 8 AM – 5 PM.

Schedules could be modified based on holiday or other conflicts during the course of the semester.


Find us online:

Main Campus

902 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: 252-291-1195

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Lee Technology Center

4815 Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC 27893

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Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Training Center

3997 Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC 27893

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