Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Courses

EMT - Paramedic Trucks and Marine Helicopter

These courses follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS.

The curriculum for the courses follows the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Standard Curriculum


EMT Fee Waiver Notice

NOTE: EMT Fee Waiver Notice - All active members of NC Fire or Rescue agencies requesting a fee waiver must present an affiliation letter signed by his or her captain or chief on the 1st (first) night of class.

Course Listing (Currently Available)

EMT Basic-Paramedic Bridge-New Bern

This 1150 hour program is designed for those with some medical experience who are currently credentialed as an EMT Basic. In addition to the 650 hours of classroom work, each participant in this class will be required to participate in 300 hours of ride along time and 200 hours of clinical time. Assistance with job placement after completion of the course will be provided if requested.

Textbook: Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice 4e vol. 1-7.

#31094 Jan. 14, 2014- May 2, 2015 T/TH 6-10 p.m. Kelso 103 $180+$16
Once a month Sa 8 a.m.-5p.m. Kelso 103

EMT-BASIC (Online, NB)

This 200-hour is designed to train individuals for a career in Emergency Medical Services. The course outline is regulated by the N.C. Office of Emergency Management. In addition to the online work class will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-10pm. Each participant in this class will be required to participate in 24 hours of ride along time with an ambulance service provider in Craven County.

Textbook: Brady's Emergency Medical Care 12-Edition. ISBN- 13: 978-0-13-282441-5

#31084 May 5- June 14 Online $180+$16
#31085 July 7- Aug. 9 Online $180+$16
#31086 Sept 8- Oct 11 Online $180+$16
#31087 Nov. 3- Dec. 13 Online $180+$16

Monthly Continuing Education Classes-Online

The courses listed below follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS and the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Standard Curriculum. All topics are required for recertification. Students must complete a brief “Icebreaker” assignment prior to a specific date and time in order to complete the course work. Each course will account for 4 hours of credit.

Class I: Pt Assessment

#31088 Jan. 6-31 Online $70

Class A: Medical/Legal, Stress Management, Infection Control, Lifting and Moving

#31089 Feb. 3-28 Online $70

Class B: Communication/Documentation, Ambulance Operations, MCI/Rescue Scene Mgmt

#31090 Mar. 3-31 Online $70

Class C: Airway Mgmt., Respiratory Emergencies, Altered Mental, Behavioral

#31091 April 1-30 Online $70

Class D: Cardiovascular Emergencies, General Pharmacology, Shock Mgmt

#31092 May 5-30 Online $70

Class E: Poisoning and Overdose, Environmental Emergencies, Allergic Reaction

#31093 June 2-30 Online $70

Class F: Trauma, Burns

#31095 July 1-31 Online $70

Class G: Hazardous Materials Incident Mgmt/Pt Care during Incident

#31096 Aug. 4-29 Online $70

Class H: OBGYN/Child Birth, Neo-natal, Pediatrics

#31097 Sept. 2-30 Online $70

Class I: Pt Assessment

#31098 Oct. 1-31 Online $70

Class A: Medical/Legal, Stress Management, Infection Control, Lifting and Moving

#31099 Nov. 3-28 Online $70

Class B: Communication/Documentation, Ambulance Operations, MCI/Rescue Scene Mgmt

#31100 Dec. 1-31 Online $70

ALS/BLS Skills/Specialty Topics

ALS/BLS Skills

#31101 Feb. 6 TH 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Vanceboro Rescue $70
#31102 Feb .11 T 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Rhems FD $70
#31103 May 6 T 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Rescue 20 $70
#31104 May 19 T 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Cove City Rescue $70

EMS Specialty Class

#31107 Mar. 13 Th 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Auditorium $70
#31108 June 12 Th 7a.m.-10 p.m. Auditorium $70

PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support)-NB, HV

PHTLS is a 16 hour, two day program that improves the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a Prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities.

Textbook:Current PHTLS book.

#31109 Mar. 21-22 F/Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31110 Sept. 19-20 F/Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70

AMLS-(Advanced Medical Life Support) (NB, HV)

AMLS is a 16 hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: Altered mental status and neurologic disorders, Respiratory dysfunction, Shock, Chest discomfort, Endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, Abdominal discomfort, Infectious disease, and Toxicological emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day.

Textbook: Current AMLS book

#31110 April 11-12 F/S 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31112 Oct. 17/18 F/S 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS): Initial Certification (NB)

This 16 hour ACLS course is designed to certify Emergency Medical Personnel in Advanced Cardiac Life Support; through the American Heart Association. It provides physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health care providers with the information concerning advanced management of the cardiac patient.

Current text book should be obtained and pre-test be completed before class begins.

#31116 Feb. 21-22 F/Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31117 Aug. 22-23 F/Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70

PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS): Initial Certification (NB)

This 16 hour PALS course is designed to certify Emergency Medical Personnel in Pediatric Advanced Life Support through the American Heart Association. This course teaches the proper evaluation and treatment of a pediatric patient in cardiopulmonary arrest. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded PALS certification from the American Heart Association.

Current text book should be obtained and pre-test be completed before class begins.

#31113 May 7-8 W/Th 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31114 Nov. 12-13 W/Th 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70

PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS): Re-Certification (NB,HV)

This 8 hour recertification PALS course is designed to certify Emergency Medical Personnel in Pediatric Advanced Life Support through the American Heart Association. This course teaches the proper evaluation and treatment of a pediatric patient in cardiopulmonary arrest. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded PALS certification from the American Heart Association.

Current text book should be obtained and pre-test be completed before class begins.

#31134 Jan. 17 F 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31115 July 17 F 8 a.m-5 p.m. Havelock Fire Rescue $70

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS): Re-Certification (NB,HV)

This 8 hour recertifiaction ACLS course is designed to certify Emergency Medical Personnel in Advanced Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association. It provides physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health care providers with the information concerning advanced management of the cardiac patient.

Current text book should be obtained and pre-test be completed before class begins.

#31118 June 12 Th 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31119 Dec. 11 W/Th 8 a.m-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70

Understanding ECG

This 40 hour course is designed to prepare students to perform basic EKGs. Students will gain knowledge of cardiac terminology, understand the structure and function of the heart, and become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the heart.

#31133 Feb 3-Mar 1 Online $125

BLS for Health Care Providers (AHA) - CPR & AED (NB,HV)

BLS for Health Care Providers (AHA) - CPR & AED is scheduled for the last Friday of every month, and other designated dates at Havelock Fire Rescue West End Station. Pre registration is required. Once registered please contact the EMS Coordinator for arrangement for books.

Books and registration must be done 1 week prior to the class starting.

#31121 Jan. 31 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31122 Feb. 28 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31123 Mar. 28 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31124 April 25 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31125 May 30 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31126 June 27 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31127 July 25 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m.. Kelso 103 $70
#31128 Aug. 29 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31129 Sept. 26 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31130 Oct 31 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70
#31131 Nov 21 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m.. Kelso 103 $70
SAF-3020 Dec. 19 F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Kelso 103 $70


Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Please call (252) 638-7248 or (252) 638-7368 to pre-register.


Registration Information

Steps to register for an EMT course.

  1. Review EMT Course Listing (Currently Available) courses.
  2. Complete the Student Registration Form - Workforce Development / Continuing Education - (ConEd)
  3. Deliver your completed Registration Form to the Workforce Development/ Continuing Education (ConEd) Office.

NOTE: For additional registration information, select Registration.

Instructor Information

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) information: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ems/ems.htm

Select EMS Instructor Application with Instructions to view/download the EMS Instructor Application with Instructions information.

Online Offerings

The following courses qualify for EMT Instructors' Professional Development via ed2go:

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  • Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom-Online
  • PowerPoint in the Classroom-Online
  • The Creative Classroom-Online
  • Leadership-Online

Contact Information:

Jon Stephens EMS Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: 252-672-4698
Fax: 252-672-4699
E-mail: stephensj@cravencc.edu

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