The Pitt Community College Emergency Medical Service (EMS) training program provides initial EMS training for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification. Successful completion of the EMS course will qualify you to sit for the North Carolina Office of EMS certification exam. After obtaining your EMT credential, PCC also offers continuing education that EMTs need in order to maintain their certification over the four-year credentialing period.
Emergency medical services includes careers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs). EMTs:
Have the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities to stabilize, package, and safely transport patients from the scene of an emergency to a receiving hospital
Are involved in non-emergency and routine medical transports as well as the care and transport of persons experiencing life-threatening emergencies, including heart attacks, injuries at car accidents, and smoke inhalation at structure fires — and sometimes these events can become crime scenes
Provide basic first aid and life support such as CPR, assisted ventilation with supplemental oxygen, medication administration for severe allergic reactions, AED defibrillation, vital sign monitoring, and bleeding control
If you are interested in EMS training that will result in Paramedic certification, please refer to the Emergency Medical Science degree program.
To be notified of classes as they’re posted, text @pccfireems to 81010 or sign up on our alert page.
Our Emergency Medical Service training stands out from others because:
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take North Carolina certification examination and work as an EMT or up to paramedic. Employment opportunities include careers in emergency services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital transport, industry, and educational and government agencies.
If you are interested in obtaining a Paramedic certification, please refer to the Emergency Medical Science Degree Program.
* In the event of unusual or severe weather, the Emergency Medical Service Division will adhere to the same schedule modifications (opening, closing, and early release) as those outlined for Pitt Community College.
To be notified of classes as they post, text @pccfireems to 81010 or type rmd.at/pccfireems in your internet browser.
EMS Training Calendar:
Educational and Government Agencies
Our program can serve as a stepping stone to further your career in the emergency services sector — firefighting, rescue, EMS, and emergency management. You will also gain the teamwork skills that are needed in these professions.