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Entry-Level EMS Initial Provider Courses

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Initial Provider
TBA   EMR not scheduled at this time
EMT Information SessionsReserve a seat
Prerequisite for all EMT courses. Attendance of either the Introduction to EMS course or at the EMT information session is required to be eligible for EMT Initial Provider course enrollment.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Provider
42957 TThSat 8/1912/17
10/112/17
6–10 p.m.
TBA
OCC 110 Mandatory Information Session.
August 6 registration deadline

Course Descriptions

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Initial Provider Course

EMT basic class

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

This course is designed for individuals who respond to emergency situations and need to provide basic care until help has arrived. Registration is $180 unless exempt (must provide proof of affiliation). No exemptions are allowed for the additional $30 supply fee, $1.35 insurance fee, $6 AHA CPR card fee, and $4 CAPS fee. Preregistration and books are required. Purchase books prior to the beginning of the course. 80 hours. $221.35


Emergency Medical Technician Initial Provider Course

Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation)

EMT basic patch

This course provides an introduction to emergency prehospital care, training students to be proficient in providing emergency care at the basic level. The schedule includes online course components along with weeknight and select Saturday and/or Sunday sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour for lunch. Registration is $180 unless exempt. No exemptions are allowed for the additional fees (totaling $117.35), all of which are nonrefundable. Registration and books are required prior to the beginning of the course. For more information and a list of books, visit durhamtech.edu/ems. 203 hours. $297.35 This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grants and SECU Scholarship.


Prerequisites

There are several educational prerequisites that are necessary for admission into the EMS Education program. These prerequisites are essential for compliance with the Durham Tech EMS Education Plan approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS (NCOEMS) and NCOEMS pre/corequisite guidelines: NCOEMS Credentialing and Compliance Requirements. All prerequisites MUST be completed AND approved prior to enrolling in any EMS Initial course.

If documentation and prerequisites are not complete prior to the start of the course, you may be removed from the course and refunded the registration fees. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Emergency Medical RESPONDER Initial Provider Course
  1. Basic Education Requirement: A high school diploma or transcript or GED results from ASSET, COMPASS, or TABE tests showing reading ability at the grade 10 level or higher must be submitted with registration to secure a permanent seat in the course. Proof of Associate degree or higher or a college transcript showing completion of high school/GED will be accepted in lieu of this requirement. For more information regarding this requirement please see: NCOEMS requirements for MR students. This documentation may be submitted at time of course registration.

  1. Attend one of the mandatory information sessions for the provider level you wish to obtain. This session will provided you with an overview of all the remaining steps of the registration process including information about prerequisites and corequisites requirements. Documentation must be submitted to Certified Background for EMT initial provider students and approved to secure a permanent seat in the course.
  2. Basic Education Requirement: A high school diploma or transcript or GED or results from ASSET, COMPASS, or TABE tests showing reading ability at the grade 10 level or higher must be submitted with registration to secure a permanent seat in the course. Proof of Associate degree or higher or a college transcript documenting completion of high school/GED will be accepted in lieu of this requirement. For more information regarding this requirement please see:  NCOEMS requirements for EMT students.
  3. Proof of Vaccinations: TB skin test less than six months old or chest x-ray within the past two years and a Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form.

Registration

Once the course schedule is available online, you may register at any time prior to the start of the course. Registration must be completed no later than one week prior to the course start. Courses failing to have 10 students enrolled by this date may be canceled.


If documentation and prerequisites are not complete prior to the start of the course, you may be removed from the course. The courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please use the Public Safety registration form.


Deliver the signed registration form to the address below with check or credit card payment; or you may optionally mail, fax, or scan/email the form with credit card payment to:

Durham Technical Community College Orange County Campus
Attn: EMS Program Assistant
525 College Park Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Fax to 919-536-7297 or scan/email to: ems@durhamtech.edu


Any form received with payment information will have all credit/debit card information destroyed upon successful payment processing.


Anyone may register for you. The Public Safety registration form must be submitted for registration. Make sure that the person registering for you has the correct registration fees.


Transcripts

A transcript does not need to be official. If you are getting a transcript from Durham Tech, please plan to receive it 48 hours before general registration. Students should be aware that official transcripts may be requested at any time during enrollment.


Course completion certificates for initial provider courses are provided to students at the time of course completion. Unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses will have the same information as individual certificates and also include previously completed courses displayed in a more condensed format.


For unofficial transcripts containing EMS courses and continuing education, please contact ems@durhamtech.edu and allow at least 48 hours lead time for the request.


Placement Tests

The COMPASS test is taken on the computer and assesses writing, reading, and basic math and algebra skills. The test is taken through the Testing Center and a Test Center schedule may be viewed on the website.


To determine placement test scores eligible for admission, please consult the links listed above in the prerequisites and/or corequisites for each EMT credential level.


Placement tests such as ASSET, TABE, and HOBET from other education institutions may be submitted for review.


EMT and Medical Responder students must take the reading and math placement tests if they have not successfully completed high school or a GED. You may submit a transcript that indicates your ability to read at the 10th grade level at the time of registration for the EMT or Medical Responder course.


The Testing Center is located on the Main Campus in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center on the third floor, room 1302. COMPASS tests may be taken at the Orange County Campus on scheduled days and at the Northern Durham Center by appointment only.


Textbooks and Materials

  1. Brady Publishers. Mistovich, J. & Karren, K. Prehospital Emergency Care 10th ed. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-336913-7 (paperback) or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-336929-8 (e-text)
  2. American Heart Association. BLS for The Health Care Provider ISBN # 978-1-61669-039-7 (required)
  3. FISDAP EMT Study Tools (Included as part of the course fee)
  4. Additional books may be required. Please check www.efollett.com for the most current information.

Purchase Books from the Durham Technical Community College Bookstore, Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center on the Main Campus or online at: www.efollett.com. Shipping is free for off-campus courses. Courses held at NDC, OCC, and OCSDC are considered off-campus courses. You may also try searching for books at: http://www.bookfinder.com/.


Uniform ordering information will be provided during the information session.


Frequently Asked Questions

Also read the frequently asked questions for information about age requirements, grading, dismissal, registry exams, registration fee exemptions, other costs, and financial aid.

Program Contact Information

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