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 Jerry Cornelison, EMS Coordinator at (919) 777-7776 or email jcornelison@cccc.edu.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times