Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

Become an Emergency Medical Technician and Make a Real Difference in People’s Lives

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.

Why Choose Pitt Community College for Emergency Medical Service Training?

Our Emergency Medical Service training stands out from others because:

  • Our hybrid and face-to-face class offerings work around your busy schedule
  • We offer a fee waiver for students serving in the emergency services profession as either a paid professional or volunteer
  • We’re a North Carolina Office of EMS–certified program
  • Our dedicated faculty and career advisors are available to you during and outside of EMS training
  • A low student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • 90 percent job placement within three months of graduation

Career Opportunities for Emergency Medical Services Graduates

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:

Emergency Services
Fire Departments
Rescue Agencies
Hospital Transport
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.