Contact

Steven Wilson
Director/Instructor
Orange County Campus, room 108D
919-536-7200, ext. 4219
ems@durhamtech.edu

EMT Initial Provider (Non-credit)

Short Term

This course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, prehospital emergency care and to pass the NC State or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises, field time with an EMS agency, and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil, and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings, and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes, and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.

The EMT program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. The lead instructor for the EMT educational program must be a NC credentialed Level I EMS Instructor at the EMT, EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic level as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission.


Prerequisites

View course information about prerequisites, grading, and national registry exams.

Registration

Students are required to attend an information session (listed below) where they will learn more about the program and how to register. Please bring proof of prerequisites to the information session. If no information session is listed, please email ems@durhamtech.edu for information about upcoming courses.

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Open Lab

Open Lab is a continuing education opportunity for EMS providers of all levels of experience to practice skills and maintain their knowledge for a $25 semester fee (free for qualifying public safety employees). Open labs are held 6-9 p.m. at the OCC on the following dates:

  • January 17: Principles of Patient Assessment
  • February 2: All About the Aorta
  • February 21: Airway and Respiratory Open Skills Lab
  • March 2: Killer Back Pain!
  • March 21: An Emergency Approach to Seizures
  • April 6: Post-Partum Emergencies
  • April 18: Code Trauma: Patient and Scene Management
  • May 4: Electrolyte Emergencies

Contact ems@durhamtech.edu for more information.

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Upcoming Program Events

EMS-4200A Emergency Medical Technician Initial

This course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, prehospital emergency care and to pass the NC State or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises, field time with an EMS agency, and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil, and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings, and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes, and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients. This EMT program is being conducted according to the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. Registration fee exempt for qualified participants (must provide proof of affiliation).
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
83186
1/9 - 5/3
1/9 - 5/5
1/13 - 5/5
OCC
105
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105
M,W 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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F 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Classroom
84783
1/9 - 4/26
1/9 - 3/5
1/28 - 4/1
2/12 - 7/30
OCC
211
-
211
-
M,W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
-
S 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hybrid

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