EMT Certification Course - Spring 2016

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. Successfull completion requires a final written exam and 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 at least 1 - 12 hour rotation with Mecklenburg EMS Agency as an observer and 12 hour shift in a local Emergency Department. All of these rotations are held on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Spring 2016 Classes start on Monday, January 4 , 2016 or Tues. January 5, 2016. Registration for Spring 2016 begins November 6, 2015.

The process for registration is:

  • If you have never attended CPCC before then please apply to the college. Step 2 of the application process will ask you to submit all official transcripts.
  • Once your transcripts are on file at the college email Andrea McCain andrea.mccain@cpcc.edu 704-330-2722 ext. 3287 your CPCC student ID number and and she will verify college level credit in English and Math.
  • If you do not have these classes on your transcript then please take the Accuplacer test ( tests basic reading and math skills).
  • You sign up on line at www.cpcc.edu and in the search box type schedule placement test and follow the prompts.Tell the testing center you are taking it for EMT and they will send your results to the EMS dept. and they will contact you.
  • SAT scores of 500 on Reading/Writing and Math if not more than 5 years old can be accepted also. Please submit those to the college as well.
  • The text book for this class will be Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth edition.  ISBN # 978-1449630546


    Tuition must be paid at the time you register for the program:

  • $180.00 EMT 7300 Tuition plus fees - due at registration
  • $7.50 Liability Insurance (Required) - due at registration
  • $5.50 Accident Insurance (Recommended) - due at registration
  • $5.00 Tech Fee (Required) - due at registration
  • $12.00 CAPS Fee* (Required) - due at registration
  • $21.00 Lab Fee (Required) - due at registration
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  • $185.00 textbook and workbook - may be purchased at CPCC bookstore or other vendor. Must have before beginning of 1st class.
  • $ 70.00 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
  • Physical Exam ( depends on your physician / insurance billing plan) (Required) - CPCC Staff cannot make medical provider recommendations
  • $476.00 Total - (does not include cost of physical exam), NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice)
    • In addition to the materials listed above, each student is required to have a wrist watch with a second hand and a stethoscope.  Stethoscopes may be purchased from the uniform vendor. Your Instructor will be happy to make recommendations or answer questions regarding one style vs another.

    The CAPS (College Access, Parking, and Security) fee provides the ability for appropriate security coverage on campuses.

    Schedule for Fall 2015 EMT Training

    SectionDaysStart DateEnd DateClass TimeClass Location
    01 Mon,Wed + 1 Sat. per month
    01/04/16 5/9/16

    6pm to 10pm

    Sat. 8am-5pm

    Merancas Campus,

    Rm. CJ119

    02 Tues,Thur + 1 Sat. per month
    01/05/16 5/12/16

    6pm to 10pm

    Sat 9am-6pm

    Levine Campus,

    Rm. 1320


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