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 Siler City Main Campus in Chatham County, the Harnett Health Sciences Center in Harnett county, 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:

  • Emergency Medical Responder - (EMR) Basic First Aid
  • Medical Responder - (MR) Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic First Aid and Airway management
  • Advanced EMT (AEMT)- 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 EMS Program Director at (919) 777-7776.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates, times, and to download the information packet for the class you are interested in.

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 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:

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

Outcome Data 2022

National Registry Exam Pass Rate N/A
NC State Exam First Time Pass Rate 100%
Positive Job Placement 100%
Retention Rate 100%