Paramedic Training Overview


CoA EMSP Accredited Paramedic Program

“The CPCC/CPM Progam is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992"

The Center for Prehospital Medicine (CPM) under the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center  and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) entered into a consortium agreement in 2011 to provide Primary Paramedic Education to the greater Charlotte Metro and surrounding areas.  Both organizations had been involved in EMS education prior to the agreement.  CPCC for many years conducted Basic level EMT classes and offered continuing education programs to the community.  CPM had for over a decade had taught the primary Paramedic Education program for the County Based EMS System (MEDIC).  Both programs, while they worked cooperatively were still separate entities.  Each program standing on its own would meet the requirements for accreditation, but it was thought that together the students could gain a superior education while still having access to needed financial aid resources as well as an easy pathway to an AAS degree.    Students have access to services at both facilities including library services at the College as well as the Medical College at the Medical Center.  The consortium program has been extremely successful with 100% pass rate on credentialing exams.

The goal of the paramedic program is : "to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics In the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains"

CPCC offers training for persons interested in obtaining their initial paramedic certification or pursuing advanced training opportunities.  These courses follow the North Carolina Office of EMS and the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards set forth for initial paramedic training.

Paramedic certification training is offered as both a continuing education course and as part of the EMS Asscociate's Degree Program.

Applications for our 2019/20 Paramedic Academy will begin on January 1, 2019 with a deadline of April 30, 2019.

Classes will begin in August 15, 2019 and run through December 2020

We operate on a bi-weekly schedule.  Week one will be Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Week two will be on Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Orientation will be on Monday, August 6, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm and will include AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.


Fall 2018 Paramedic Academy Schedule (subject to change)