Program Overview

EMT Initial Provider Continuing Education (Noncredit)

Two Emergency Medical Science students use a stethoscope on a training manikin during a class at the Durham Tech Orange County Campus.

* This program is financial aid eligible.
This course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, prehospital emergency care and to pass the NC State or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises, field time with an EMS agency, and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil, and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings, and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes, and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.

The EMT program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. The lead instructor for the EMT educational program must be a NC credentialed Level I EMS Instructor at the EMT, EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic level as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission.

View course information about prerequisites, registration, textbooks, grading, and national registry exams.

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities.

Contact Information
EMS Extension Services
919-536-7200, ext. 4205

Leah Tilden, Coordinator
Judy Graham, Program Specialist

Note: Online registration is not available. Please use the Emergency Medical Services Registration form and submit the completed form with payment to the address listed on the form. 

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