Paramedic Program FAQ

How do I apply to the program?

First, you must be a student at CPCC.

Step 1: Application to the college

You must complete application to the college before you apply to the EMS Curriculum program.

  • Complete College Admissions Application at any CPCC campus or online
  • Meet with the EMS Program Chair, Chris Goenner. No appointment is necessary.
  • Transcripts: Submit official copies of High School and College transcripts to Student Records at any CPCC campus or mail to CPCC Student Records, PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009.
  • If your school transcripts are not from the United States, you will need to have an International Transcript Evaluation performed by an agent outside of CPCC. Students are advised to submit their record of courses to an agency recognized by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Services) for an international evaluation. There are fees for this service. A letter grade (A, B or C) and earned credit hours must be provided for each course. Course equivalencies such as “Pass” or “Satisfactory” are not acceptable.
  • Only coursework with a grade of “C” or better will be given transfer credit.

When does the next application period start?

  • The application periods are January 1 through April 30

When will students admitted into the program begin class?

  • Classes begin every August. Notification of acceptance into the program will be given by June 15

How many students are admitted?

  • No more than 32 students will be admitted into the program at one time.

What is the cost of the program?

  • The cost for the two year program is approximately $7000.00
  • Follow this link for information on CPCC Financial Aid

What if I am missing information or submit the application late?

  • Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the stated deadline will be considered on a case – by case basis. Program Chair will make the final decision.

STEP 2: Process for Application to the EMS Program

Admission to the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Current NC or Nationally Registered EMT
  • Successful completion of Bio 163, 168 or 169
  • Complete Program Application    -
  • Create an account and take PHISDAP Test – This testing will be completed at the college testing center – dates to be announced.

What are the additional requirements upon acceptance into the program?

  • Criminal Background Check – The Center for Pre-Hospital Medicine requires that all accepted students undergo a criminal background check prior to attending the clinical and field internship portion of the program. Procedural information concerning these requirements will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Drug Screen: The Center for Pre-Hospital Medicine requires that all accepted students be required to submit to a drug screen prior to attending the clinical and field internship portion of the program. Procedural information concerning this requirement will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Acceptance may be revoked based on results of drug screen and background checks.

How do I apply?

  • Complete the application
  • Attach all required transcripts, test results, and certifications to the application packet. It is the student’s responsibility to provide all necessary documents. The EMS Education program does not have access to any transcripts. You must provide the documents with your application.

 

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Christopher Goenner, NREMTP, B.S.

Program Chair

Christopher.goenner@cpcc.edu

704-330-2722 ext. 3274