EMT Initial Certification - Spring 2015

This 200 hour course provides the foundation for the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician with a Pre-hospital EMS Provider.  The class combines lecture with skills demonstration and practice. Successful completion requires a final written exam ad a scenario based practical exam.  On successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the North Carolina EMT exam with the NC Office of EMS to be credentialed as a NC EMT - Basic.

  • Testing is usually offered by OEMS within two to three weeks after the completion of the session.  Test dates will be coordinated by your primary instructor
  • This program currently has a success rate of 95% of our students that complete the course passes the NC EMT exam.
  • Students that wish to join National Registry of EMT's will need to contact the National Registry directly at  http://www.nremt.org/ or see your primary instructor for assistance.
  • All applicants to the CPCC Paramedic program are required to hold a current NC EMT or National Registry EMT credential before beginning the program.
  • AHA Certification in Health Care Provider CPR is included in this program
  • This course requires 1 - 12 to 14 hour rotation with Mecklenburg EMS Agency as an observer and a 12 hour shift in a local Emergency Department. All rotations are held on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Classes are subject to cancellation: dependent upon enrollment.

The Registration date for Spring 2015 has not been announced, but is typically the first week of November.

    The process for registration is:

  • Provide an unofficial college transcript with college level credit in English and Math OR take the Accuplacer test ( tests basic reading and math skills). If unofficial transcripts are provided, the Accuplacer test will be waived.
  • For complete program acceptance requirements and other important information, please see the General Information section.
  • Please include your phone number and email on the transcript which is faxed (704) 330-4130.  You may also email it to andrea.mccain@cpcc.edu .
  • The text book for this class will be Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth edition.  ISBN # 978-1449630546


  • $180.00 EMT 7300 Tuition plus fees
  • $7.50 Liability Insurance (Required)
  • $5.50 Accident Insurance (Recommended)
  • $5.00 Tech Fee (Required)
  • $12.00 CAPS Fee* (Required)
  • $21.00 Lab Fee (Required)
  • $185.00 textbook and workbook
  • Physical Exam (Required) - Cost will depend on your physician / insurance billing practices
  • $60.00 uniform ( Required)
  • Your uniform must be purchased BEFORE class begins. You should show up in uniform on the first day of class.
  • Uniforms are purchased from Best Uniforms, 1424 Center Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217 - (704) 522-1002.
    • Uniform Shirt - item # 41180-0116-477, cost is $ 23.95 + tax
    • Uniform Pants - Item # 2112377, cost is $ 38.95 + tax
  • $476.00 Total (NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice - this rate does not include the mandatory physical exam)
  • The CAPS (College Access, Parking, and Security) fee provides the ability for appropriate security coverage on campuses.

    Schedule for Spring 2015 EMT Training

    EMT 7300-01 Mon. & Wed + 1-Sat. per month
    01/05/15 05/11/15

    7:00pm to 10:00pm

    Sat. 8am-5pm

    Merancas- CJ 119
    EMT 7300-02 Tues & Thurs + 1-Sat. per month
    01/06/15 05/07/15

    7:00pm to 10:00pm

    Sat. 9am-6pm

    Leviine - Rm 1320

    Emergency Department and EMS Rotations are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.