EMS programs are designed to provide initial 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.
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.
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.
* Less then 5 tested in that year, not reportable
1st Attempt pass rate ONLY.
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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.
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 credential. 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.
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 credential. 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.
BLS-Cardiology, Sudden Death, & Geriatrics – 0nline
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency Medical Responder / First Responder
This course follows the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. This class is for those with little or no medical experience wishing to pursue a career in Emergency Medical Services. The class will introduce you to emergency prehospital care. Upon completion of this course, you will be proficient in providing emergency care at the basic level. Field internship hours outside of class will be required. Registration is $180 unless exempt (must provide proof of affiliation). No exemptions are allowed for the CPR card fee and the insurance fees. Textbooks are required prior to the beginning of class (AAOS Emergency Medical Responder 5th Edition ISBN 978-1-4496-9300-8 and BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, ISBN No. 13:978-1-61669-039-7; (approximately $20). Classes will be held at Sanoca Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2; on Highway 222, just north of NC 91 in Saratoga.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age, high school graduate, GED equivalent or TABE reading score at the 10th grade level (must provide Diploma or TABE test results); provide North Carolina photo identification. Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccines, criminal background check, 13-panel drug screen, and uniform will be required prior to beginning of clinical experience.
Note: You may be eligible for fee exemption if affiliated with an approved NC agency. (7.6 CEUs)
EMS Instructor Methodology Course – online
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.