Emergency Medical Science – Occupational Extension

The Emergency Medical Science – Occupational Extension program provides students with the entry-level knowledge, skills, and attributes to provide emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. It prepares students who successfully complete an initial EMT course to enter the workforce.


Current Courses

GTCC is offering online continuing education for Emergency Medical Technicians. This education will be offered in module format each semester.  The student will be required to complete all quizzes for each module offered to receive credit.  
Fall 2021 Course Dates: 9/1/21 through 10/29/21.
Last date for registration: 10/28/21
Fall 2021 Topics:
  • Special Healthcare Needs
  • Psychiatric Emergencies
  • OB Emergencies
  • Pain Control
  • Neuro Emergencies
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Immunological Emergencies
  • Infectious Diseases

To Register:

Contact Jeremiah Underwood, Director of EMS Programs at 336-334-4822 extension 50378 or jwunderwood1@gtcc.edu.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. The student is exposed to emergency patient care through both classroom training and hands-on application. Topics include patient assessment, basic life support techniques (including airway management and CPR), oxygen therapy, treatment of shock, treatment of fractures, management of various medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the North Carolina and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician credential exam. All Initial EMT courses require a minimum of 48 clinical hours, which will occur in addition to and outside of scheduled class hours.

Scholarships:

GTCC offers a variety of scholarships. Please visit our scholarships page to apply.

To Register and Pay for the Course:

Click the "Register Now" link next to your selected schedule and follow the prompts to register and pay online for the course.

NOTE: Students will not receive a confirmation of registration. If your form of payment is charged, the student is registered for the course.

For Fee-Waived Eligible Students:

Students currently affiliated as an employee or volunteer with a state, county, or municipal public safety agency in one of the following job classifications may be eligible for a waiver of the registration fee. Please complete the Public Safety Continuing Education Registration Form. Please contact the EMS Department at 336-334-4822 Ext. 50470 with questions.

IMPORTANT: All students must bring a copy of their high school (or higher) diploma, GED, or TABE Reading Assessment results (score grade 11 or higher) to the first class meeting. If a registered student does not bring the required documentation to the first class meeting, the student will be dropped from the course. All students must possess a valid driver’s license on the 1st day of class.

Textbook: Required - Emergency Care, 13th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-13-402455-4) – cost varies by format
EMS Testing: Required - $49 - EMT - platinumplanner.com - more details will be provided during class

All information regarding EMT course schedules, clinicals, EMS Testing, etc. will be given to the student on the 1st day of class. No information will be emailed to the student prior to the start of the course.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Schedule Campus Room Register
EMS-4200-101 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial 1/10/22 - 4/30/22

M, W (evening)

S (day)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Download

Ceasar Cone II Aviation 413 Register Now
EMS-4200-102 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial-Hybrid 1/8/22 - 4/23/22

Online

S (day)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Download Jamestown PS 220 Register Now
EMS-4200-103 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial 1/10/22 - 4/8/22 M, W, F (day) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Download Greensboro W2 229 Register Now

Healthcare Provider CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is designed for those involved in healthcare or first response. Heartsaver CPR is designed for the general public. Cost for each course is $78.

NOTE: Students will not receive a confirmation of registration. If your form of payment is charged, the student is registered for the course.

Students are encouraged to purchase a student handbook for the appropriate class, available at the GTCC bookstore or online. Students will also be required to download a free app to their phone for use in class: QCPR Learner [iTunes, Google Play].

Certification cards will be issued, either through email or mail, to students within 20 days of class completion.

Questions regarding certification cards may be emailed to Maggie Bull, AHA Coordinator, at mebull@gtcc.edu.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SAF-3010AB-9J3 Heartsaver CPR/First Aid 9/25/21 Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-10J1 HCP CPR 10/02/21 Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-10J2 HCP CPR 10/20/21 Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010AB-10J3 Heartsaver CPR/First Aid 10/23/21 Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-11J1 HCP CPR 11/06/21 Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-11J2 HCP CPR 11/17/21 Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-12J1 HCP CPR 12/04/21 Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now
SAF-3010A-12J2 HCP CPR 12/15/21 Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Jamestown PS 213 Register Now

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) refresher course is for currently credentialed or recently expired EMTs who require continuing education for re-credentialing.

This course is not a substitute for initial EMT education.

This course will be offered in a hybrid format as the student will only be required to come to the Jamestown campus for three days. The EMT refresher course meets all National Registry and North Carolina Office of EMS standards and consists of 80 total hours. 

To Register and Pay for the Course:

Click the "Register Now" link next to your selected schedule and follow the prompts to register and pay online for the course.

NOTE: Students will not receive a confirmation of registration. If your form of payment is charged, the student is registered for the course.

For Fee-Waived Eligible Students:

Students currently affiliated as an employee or volunteer with a state, county, or municipal public safety agency may be eligible for a waiver of the registration fee and need to contact the EMS Department at 336-334-4822, Ext. 50470 for instructions on how to register.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Schedule Campus Room Register
EMS-4201-104 Emergency Med Tech-Refresher (Hybrid) 1/8/22 - 3/26/22 Online S 8:00am - 5:00pm Download Jamestown PS 218 Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is designed to train individuals to become emergency medical personnel. Students learn about emergency patient care in both classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory simulations.

Topics include:

  • Patient assessment
  • Basic life support techniques, including airway management and CPR
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Treatment of shock
  • Treatment of fractures
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the North Carolina and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician credential exam (additional cost).

All EMT courses require a minimum of 36 clinical hours, which occur in addition to and outside of scheduled class hours.

Though having a medical background prior to enrolling in any Emergency Medical Science class could only help, it is not necessary to have previous medical experience. You will learn what you need during the course.

The North Carolina Office of EMS requires that all EMT students provide one of the following:

  • Proof of high school or higher graduation in the form of a photocopy of the student's high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary degree
    OR
  • TABE reading assessment scores of grade equivalent 11 or higher - The TABE is administered by our Assessment Center at no cost.

All EMT students must have a valid driver's license and show proof on the first day of class.

All EMT students must bring this documentation to the first day of class. Failure to provide this required documentation will result in the student being dropped from the course.

All EMT students must be 17 years old on or before the end date of the course.

The estimated costs for the EMT course are as follows:

Registration Fee (due at registration) - $204.50

Textbook (required) - Emergency Care, 13th edition (ISBN: 978-0-13-402455-4) - cost varies by format. Used books, eTexts, and text rentals are acceptable.

EMS Testing: (required) - $49 - EMT - platinumplanner.com - more details will be provided during class

Clinical Uniform (required) - approximately $75 - more details will be provided during class

Please note that the NCOEMS and National Registry EMT credential exams fees are not included in the price of this course.

We offer EMT classes each semester – spring, summer, and fall.

Typically, we offer three schedules at different GTCC campuses:

  • Two or three weekday evenings and every other Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Every Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with weekly online assignments
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm.

The duration of each class varies based on the number of hours the class meets each week. All classes are approximately 244 hours, including clinicals.

Typically, classes take one semester to complete – approximately 16 weeks.

Each semester, the North Carolina Office of EMS must approve our classes.

If you do not see classes open for registration, we are waiting to receive this approval and will post schedules and open registration on the website as soon as the approval is received.

Although each semester is different, we typically get approvals as follows:

  • Spring semester – mid- to late-October of the prior year
  • Summer semester – mid- to late-March
  • Fall semester – mid- to late-July