Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The EMS program at CCCC and its Emergency Services Training Center provides critical training for emergency care responders. EMS offers courses focused on skills that will be needed for a career in the emergency medical field. Both Continuing Education and certificate programs are available.

EMS Continuing Education classes are conducted at ESTC and various emergency medical services agencies, rescue, and fire departments in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties. Students earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) credit for each class completed.

Initial certification classes are held at the main campuses in Chatham, Harnett and at the Emergency Services Training Center in Lee County. All of the EMS classes are approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS and qualify the student for the OEMS state and/or national certification exam. These classes include:

  • Medical Responder - (MR) Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic First Aid and Airway management
  • EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) - Advanced Airway, intravenous access, and basic medications.
  • Paramedic - Advanced airway management, intravenous access, oral and IV medications, cardiac monitor, and cardiac defibrillation.

North Carolina Emergency response agency members are exempt from course registration fees. Books and supplies are not included. For more information, call Susan Macklin, EMS Coordinator at (919) 777-7776 or email smack271@cccc.edu.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

If you are a future student to the EMS program and require a tuition waiver account set up for online registration, please complete the ESTC Waiver Account Request form.

EMS Program Goals

  1. To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
  2. Ninety percent (90%) positive employment placement within 6 months.
  3. Seventy-Five percent (75%) first time test pass rate for North Carolina Certification Exam and National Registry Certification Exam.

The Central Carolina Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

3-Year Outcome Data (2013-2016)

National Registry Exam Pass Rate 86%
NC State Exam First Time Pass Rate 75%
Retention 47%
Positive Job Placement 67%