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Emergency Medical Technician – EMT

This 200 hour course is designed to train individuals to provide basic emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. Coursework provides students with basic essential knowledge and skills required to work as an EMT Basic.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply scientific knowledge in providing prehospital and emergency medical care.
  • Prepare graduates who are eligible to seek licensure as EMTs and who meet the expectations of the EMS Community.
  • Provide competent and safe care in a variety of settings to a group of patients with diverse needs across the life span by demonstrating knowledgeable decision-making and judgment, based on critical thinking, clinical competence, accountability and collaboration with the patient and health care team.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills with patients and other healthcare workers.
  • Demonstrate and foster high standards of Prehospital and Emergency Medical practice in skill performance and patient advocacy.
  • Operate within the roles of an entry-level provider of care and contributor to the EMT profession.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The national median annual pay in 2012 was $31,020.00; or hourly rate of $14.91
  • Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

To learn more about a career in the Emergency Medical Technician field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

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This basic level course is required to become an Emergency Medical Technician – EMT and prepares students to take the NCOEMS or National Registry examination. Topics covered are: basic pre-hospital emergency care such as treatment for shock, bleeding, burns, poisonings, childbirth, pediatric emergencies, CPR, use of ambulance equipment and communications to the emergency department.

Admission Requirements

  • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
  • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.


  • Tuition $203
  • Text book bundle ( EMT Text, EMT Workbook ) $282.00 + tax
  • 2 golf type embroidered shirts with the CCC&TI emblem $38.00/each
  • 1 EMS Job Shirt $48.00
  • 2 pairs of Black BDU uniform pants approx. $54.00
  • 1 black belt $15.00
  • 1 pair of black boots $85-$150.00
  • 1 pair of EMT shears $12.00
  • 1 pair of protective eyewear $12.00
  • 1 CCCTI name tag $2.50
  • 1 CPR Certification cards $3.00
  • 1 CPR Certification text book $15.00
  • Malpractice/Accident insurance $16.00

*Costs are subject to change. Scholarships are available.

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructorAvailability / Capacity
EMS-4200-751Emergency Medical Technician Initial05/20/2024-07/22/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, W250, Room 106Lynam6/25

Educational Pathways:


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does an EMT Basic do?
    • Respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service
    • Provide patient care based upon assessment
    • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
    • Administer non-intravenous medications
    • Document care provided and give verbal reports to healthcare facilities and staff
    • Serve as patient advocate to ensure proper patient care
    • Complete station duties to include cleaning facilities
    • Replace used supplies and maintain equipment
  • Where do EMT Basics work?
    • EMS agencies
    • Fire Departments
    • Rescue Squads
  • Will I get a certificate when I complete the course?
    • Yes
  • Is there a state or national certification test?
    • Yes, upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina OEMS EMT Basic exam or the National Registry EMT exam. Successful completion of the exam will result in receiving a certification in EMT Basic from either NC OEMS or National Registry.


Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.