The Pitt Community College Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Training Program provides initial training for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Successful completion of the 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 include careers such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. 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. EMTs are involved in non-emergency and routine medical transports as well as the care and transport of persons experiencing life threatening emergencies. Emergency situations can include heart attacks, injuries at car accidents, smoke inhalation at structure fires, and sometimes these events can become crime scenes. An EMT provides 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 obtaining a Paramedic certification, please refer to the Emergency Medical Science Degree Program.
EMS Training Calendar:
* 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.