Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS Continuing Education courses are available for those who need to train, retrain, and update themselves in the field of EMS. The courses are of the highest quality, both in classroom and in field instruction.

Program Mission Statement

The Durham Tech EMS Education Program mission is to enrich quality of life within the broader community through teaching, learning, and service while continually striving for innovation and excellence in EMS education.

Accreditation Information

The Durham Tech EMS 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).

CAAHEP logoCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Three-Year Outcomes
Outcome 2012 2013 2014
National Registry Written 100% 100% 100%
National Registry Practical 100% 100% 100%
NCOEMS Written 100% 100% 100%
NCOEMS Practical 100% 100% 100%
Retention 73.33% 50% 46.66%
Positive Placement ** ** **

** No Data Available

View the course schedules for:

Entry-Level EMS Initial Provider Courses

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Initial Provider
  • Hybrid – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Provider
  • Medical Responder (MR) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Bridge

Credential Recertification

  • ONLINE EMT – Basic to EMT Transition Course
  • Hybrid EMT Recertification
  • ONLINE EMT – Paramedic to Paramedic Transition Course
  • Hybrid Paramedic Recertification

Online EMS Continuing Education Courses

American Heart Association

  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver CPR and AED
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (initial and renewal)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider (initial and renewal)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider (initial and renewal)

Other Specialty Courses

  • Escaping Violent Encounters (EVE) for EMS/Fire
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Provider
  • Critical Care Transport Review

EMS and AHA Instructor Courses

  • Online Pre-Hospital Preceptor
  • Hybrid EMS Instructor Methodology
  • Hybrid EMS Education and Administration Course
  • AHA CPR Instructor Course
  • ACLS Instructor Course
  • AMLS Instructor Course
  • PALS Instructor Course

EMS Program Contacts

John Deal, Program Director at 919-536-7200, ext. 4208
Greg Miller, Clinical Coordinator at 919 536 7200, ext 4206
Leah Tilden, Interim Continuing Education Manager at 919-536-7200, ext. 4207
Roxie Edwards, Logistics Assistant
Judy Graham, Program Assistant

Program Contact Information

919-536-7200, ext. 4205