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.


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View the course schedules for:

Entry-Level EMS Initial Provider Courses:

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


Advanced EMS Initial Provider Courses

  • Hybrid – EMT to Advanced EMT (Intermediate)
  • Hybrid – Advanced EMT to Paramedic Bridge


EMS Recertification Courses

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


Online EMS Continuing Education Courses

  • BLS Online Continuing Education
  • ALS Online Continuing Education


American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Courses

  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver CPR and AED
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers


Other Specialty Courses – Initial and Refresher

  • Escaping Violent Encounters (EVE) for EMS/Fire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Refresher
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Refresher
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Provider
  • Hybrid Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Provider
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Provider


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

Sara Houston, program director       Greg Miller, clinical coordinator
Dr. Jane H. Brice, medical advisor     Roxie Edwards, logistics assistant
Judy Graham, program assistant


Program Contact Information

919-536-7200, ext. 4214
ems@durhamtech.edu