Advanced EMT (Continuing Education)
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. All prerequisites must be completed and approved prior to enrolling in any EMS Initial course. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Attend one of the mandatory information sessions. The session will provide you with an overview of all the remaining steps of the registration process including information about prerequisites and corequisites requirements.
- Students who wish to enroll in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) course must be at least 16 years of age. However, to enroll in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, students must be 17 years old on or before the official end date of the EMT course.
- Driver's License
- Proof of Vaccinations: Documentation must be submitted to CastleBranch for EMT initial provider students and approved to secure a permanent seat in the course.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox): Two vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
- Hepatitis B: Three vaccinations or a positive antibody titer
- Tuberculosis (TB); Submit documentation of one of the following:
- Two-step TB skin test or
- Two consecutive annual TB skin tests (10-12 months between tests) or
- A negative quantiFERON Gold blood test (lab report required). If the results are positive, submit a copy of your clear chest X-Ray with physician report.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap): Submit documentation of a Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination, administered within the past 10 Years.
- Polio: Submit documentation of your primary Polio vaccination series (at least 3 vaccinations), or a positive Polio titer listing Polio I, Polio II, and Polio III (lab report required)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Proof of two vaccines or a positive antibody titer
- Influenza: Submit documentation of a flu vaccination administered during the current flu season (September - March)
- COVID vaccine and at least 1 booster
- Basic Education Requirement: High School Diploma or high school equivalency AND proof of college-level English and math.
- Valid EMT-B and BLS CPR certification
The course is a semester-long program including 160 hours didactic (in-person) class and 96 hours of clinicals.
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
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 email@example.com for information about upcoming courses.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other Course Offerings
EMS-4300A Advanced Emergency Medical Tech Initial
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