Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Emergency Medical Technician - EMT

Emergency Medical Technician - EMT

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This 284 hour course is designed to train individuals to provide basic emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. Coursework provides students with basic essential knowledge and skills required to work as an EMT Basic.

Program Content

Coursework provides students with basic essential knowledge and skills required to work as an EMT Basic.


Program Information


Admission Requirements

  • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
  • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.
  • Must have a Driver's License.

Cost (Scholarships are available.)

  • Tuition $203
  • Text book bundle ( EMT Text, EMT Workbook ) $282.00 + tax
  • 2 golf type embroidered shirts with the CCC&TI emblem $38.00/each
  • 1 EMS Job Shirt $48.00
  • 2 pairs of Black BDU uniform pants approx. $54.00
  • 1 black belt $15.00
  • 1 pair of black boots $85-$150.00
  • 1 pair of EMT shears $12.00
  • 1 pair of protective eyewear $12.00
  • 1 CCCTI name tag $2.50
  • 1 CPR Certification cards $3.00
  • 1 CPR Certification text book $15.00
  • Malpractice/Accident insurance $16.00
*Costs are subject to change.

Course available via Continuing Education

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Emergency Med Tech Initial EMS-4200-101 08/12/2024-12/13/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00AM - 12:00PM, TAPS Public Safety, Room 111 17
Emergency Med Tech Initial EMS-4200-752 08/13/2024-12/14/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, W250, Room 106 (more)... 23
Emergency Med Tech Initial EMS-4200-301 08/13/2024-12/12/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 06:00PM - 10:00PM, TAPS Public Safety, Room 112 20
Emergency Med Tech Initial EMS-4200-851 08/14/2024-12/11/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 06:00PM - 10:00PM, W250, Room 105 28

Let Us Know That You Are Interested

If the course you are seeking is not listed above or the time the course is scheduled does not work for you, please let us know that you have an interest in future courses by clicking on the course name below and completing the form:

Educational Pathways:

EMT Basic > EMT Paramedic > Associate Degree in Emergency 
                        Medical Science > Bachelor Degree in Emergency Medical Science> Master Degree Emergency Medical Science

Career Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The national median annual pay in 2012 was $31,020.00; or hourly rate of $14.91
  • Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

To learn more about a career in the Emergency Medical Technician field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Continuing Education: EMT Basic

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does an EMT Basic do?
    • Respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service
    • Provide patient care based upon assessment
    • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
    • Administer non-intravenous medications
    • Document care provided and give verbal reports to healthcare facilities and staff
    • Serve as patient advocate to ensure proper patient care
    • Complete station duties to include cleaning facilities
    • Replace used supplies and maintain equipment
  • Where do EMT Basics work?
    • EMS agencies
    • Fire Departments
    • Rescue Squads
  • Will I get a certificate when I complete the course?
    • Yes
  • Is there a state or national certification test?
    • Yes, upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina OEMS EMT Basic exam or the National Registry EMT exam. Successful completion of the exam will result in receiving a certification in EMT Basic from either NC OEMS or National Registry.


Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.