This course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. The student is exposed to emergency patient care through both classroom training and hands-on application. Topics include patient assessment, basic life support techniques (including airway management and CPR), oxygen therapy, treatment of shock, treatment of fractures, management of various medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the North Carolina and/or National Registry Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification exam.
17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course
Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency, or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.
Steps To Register For Initial EMT Basic& Refresher Classes:
Visit the EMS Department located on the Jamestown Campus, Public Safety Building, Room 237 and present a copy of your high school diploma. Note: If you are not able to obtain a copy of your high school diploma, you are required to complete the TABE reading assessment test. The TABE test may be taken at the GTCC Assessment Center at no cost and they will provide you the proper documentation. You must score a grade 11 or higher. Bring the official TABE results to the EMS Department.
The EMS Department Office will provide you a registration form. If you are affiliated with a Fire, EMS, Rescue, Emergency Management, or Law Enforcement agency, you must present valid proof of affiliation upon receiving your registration form.
Take your completed registration form to the Cashier’s Office on Floor 2 of the Medlin Campus Center and pay your registration fee; payment is due at the time of registration.
This will complete your registration.
Ensure you have your book(s) for the first day of class.