EMS/Paramedic Programs

Career & Community Enrichment

CAAHEP LogoThe Fayetteville Technical Community College Corporate & Continuing Education Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

Since Accreditation Status as of January 21, 2016, FTCC’s programs first time pass rates for Paramedic are:

81% NCOEMS Paramedic
80% National Registry Paramedic

The program’s goal: To prepare competent entry – level Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Mobile Integrated Health Care Part A & Part B

This program is designed to provide advanced training which prepares students to respond to non-acute 9-1-1 calls for people needing medical care but have no life threatening symptoms. At these visits, the Mobile Integrated Health Care – Community Paramedics provide primary care for minor illnesses instead of a transport by ambulance to the Emergency Department. Training includes assessment skills and completing clinical rotations in non-emergency specialty settings. The Mobile Integrated Health Care – Community Paramedic Program closes the gap by expanding the role of EMS personnel. Emphasis will be placed upon primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, and mental health. The Mobile Integrated Health Care – Community Paramedic Program adapts to the specific needs and resources of each community. Students who successfully complete the Mobile Integrated Health Care Part A and Mobile Integrated Health Care Part B will be eligible for the Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) Exam. Email emsconed@faytechcc.edu for additional information.

Contact

910-678-8251


EMT-Basic (National Registry)

This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly, patient rights, nutrition management, diseases/disorders, and human body structure and function, etc. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experience.

A liability and accident insurance fee are due on the day of registration.

Contact

910-678-8251


EMT-Basic (State of NC)

This course provides training in the first phase of the EMT career structure. This class exceeds National Registry standards for the EMT certification.  Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NC State or National Registry Certification Exam.

A liability and accident insurance fee are due on the day of registration.

Contact

910-678-8251


Hybrid EMT-Basic (National Registry)

This course provides training instruction and review for a person needing continuing education hours and /or needing to take the National Registry Basic Exam. The review will be 36 hours of didactic online with 24 hours of classroom. Practical skills and Technical Scope of Practice Performance Evaluation.

Contact

910-678-8251


Hybrid EMT-Basic (State of NC)

This course provides training in the first phase of the EMT career structure. It exceeds National Registry standards for EMT certification. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NC State or National Registry Certification Exam. This course will meet once a week and require students to do ten hours a week online.

A liability and accident insurance fee are due on the day of registration.

Contact

910-678-8251


Hybrid EMT-Intermediate: Paramedic Initial (A)

This course is offered after the completion of the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification. The course training will consist of the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, cardiovascular systems, and principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation /pacing, communication skills, and a review of basic and advanced life support.

This course will meet one or two day’s week and require students to do a minimum amount of ten hours each week online.

Students must successfully complete both Part A (lecture) and Part B (lab/clinical) to be eligible for the state and national registry certification exam.

Prerequisites

– Current EMT-Basic Certification
– HRD Assessment Testing completed prior to completion of class

Corequisites

– EMT-Intermediate: Paramedic Initial (B)
– Basic Anatomy & Physiology

Contact

910-678-8251


Hybrid EMT-Intermediate: Paramedic Initial (B)

This course is offered after the completion of the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification.  The course training will consist of the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, cardiovascular systems, and principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation/pacing, communication skills, and a review of basic and advanced life support.

Students will attend Lab on Tuesday for approximately 8 weeks and then will be released to hospital and field clinical where they can coordinate their schedules on dates other than Monday and Wednesday.

A liability and accident insurance fee are due on the day of registration.

Students must successfully complete both Part A (lecture) and Part B (lab/clinical) to be eligible for the state and national registry certification exam.

Prerequisites

– Current EMT-Basic Certification
– HRD Assessment Testing completed prior to completion of class

Corequisites

– EMT-Intermediate: Paramedic Initial (A)
– Basic Anatomy & Physiology

Contact

910-678-8251


Hybrid National Registry Paramedic Refresher

This course will provide instruction and review for persons needing continuing education hours and/or needing to take the National Registry Paramedic Exam. The review will include 48 hours in classroom practical skills and Technical Scope of Practice Performance Evaluation and 24 hours online.

Prerequisite

– Current EMT-Paramedic Certification (National or NC State)

Contact

910-678-8251


National Registry Paramedic Refresher

This course will provide instruction and review for persons needing continuing education hours and/or needing to take the National Registry Transition Course. The review will include classroom practical skills and Technical Scope of Practice Performance Evaluation.

Prerequisite

– Current EMT-Paramedic Certification

Contact

910-678-8251


Transition: EMT-Basic to an Emergency Technician

This course is designed to provide content necessary to transition a currently credentialed Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) to an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in compliance with state and/or national transition guidelines. This course supports state and national efforts to transition credentialed EMS personnel from the National Standard Curriculum to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “EMS Education Agenda for the Future”.

Contact

910-678-8251


Transition: EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P) to a Paramedic

This course is designed to provide content necessary to transition a currently credentialed Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) to a Paramedic in compliance with state and/or national transition guidelines. This course supports state and national efforts to transition credentialed EMS personnel from the National Standard Curriculum to the National Education Standards in compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “EMS Education Agenda for the Future.”

Prerequisite

– Current EMT-Paramedic Certification (NC State or National Registry Paramedic License)

Contact

910-678-8251

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course

This course is for emergency service personnel and hospital providers (RN, PA, MD, & Paramedic) who are required to be certified in ACLS. This is a one day course.

Contact

910-678-8251


Basic Anatomy & Physiology – Online

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. In addition to the basic study of the body systems, students will be introduced to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology.

This course is required for completion of the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Initial program.

Contact

910-678-8251


CPR – Healthcare Provider

This five-hour class is recommended for anyone who works in a healthcare setting (RNs, EMTs, CNAs, etc.). This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

Contact

910-678-8386


Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Provider Course

This course is for emergency service personnel and hospital providers (RN, PA, MD, & Paramedic) who are required to be certified in PALS. This is a one day course.

Contact

910-678-8251

Registration Requirements

– 18 Years Old
– High School Graduate or have a GED® (Copy of diploma/GED® or transcript required)
– Able to read, write, comprehend, and communicate effectively in English

If you have learning disabilities or medical conditions that may affect your performance either in class, lab, or clinical, you must present that information to your instructor. If you have a medical condition, you need a note from your physician stating that it is safe for you to participate in class, lab, and clinical.

Immunizations

All students must comply with the immunization policy and provide proof of the following shots or screenings:

– Hepatitis B
– MMR
– Varicella (Chicken Pox)
– Current PPD (Tuberculosis screening) within a 6-month time period

Copies of all shots or screenings must be turned into the lead instructor by the 2nd week of class. Failure to comply will exclude the student from further participation in the EMT-Basic course.

Textbook

Brady Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th Edition, Mistovitch & Karren

You must purchase the required textbook and bring it with you on day one of the course.

Uniforms

EMT-Basic students are required to wear uniforms to class and clinical rotations. Uniforms are required on the first day of class.

– Teal Polo/T-shirts (Castle Uniforms – 1800 Skibo Road Unit 228, Fayetteville, NC)
– Navy Blue or Black Cargo Trouser/Pants/EMS Pants – cleaned and pressed (no jeans, spandex, or stretch-type pants allowed (American Uniform – Russell Street Location)
– Black shoes or boots (Leather-type material required) (No tennis shoes or nurses shoes of any kind!)
– Black belt (No flashy belt buckles)
– Stethoscope
– Trauma scissors
– Watch that denotes seconds of time
– Penlight

Clinical Requirements

Students are expected to have a background check and a urinalysis performed prior to clinical at the expense of the student.

Course Fees

The total cost to register for each class can be found on the class schedule.

Steps to Become a Paramedic

  1. Take EMT-Basic Course
  2. Successfully Complete the North Carolina State or National Registry Exam
  3. Take TABE (Entry-Level Test) for Math & Reading
  4. Sign Up for Paramedic Course (Two Parts: A – Class & B – Clinical/Lab)
  5. Complete Basic Anatomy & Physiology Online Course
  6. Take the NC State Paramedic License Exam or the National Registry Paramedic Exam

Prerequisites

– Current EMT Certification (North Carolina or National Registry)
– Current CPR Healthcare Provider Card
– TABE Exam Results

The TABE is a math and reading exam required prior to entering the course. You must have an average of 12 or higher to be accepted into the program. Contact Tara Washington, 910-678-8478 or washingt@faytechcc.edu, to schedule an appointment for the exam.

Mondays – 12:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 8:30 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. only
Thursdays – 12:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.

If you fail any portion of the exam, you will need to seek assistance for remediation in order to retake the exam and enter the course or take the next available course.

*Individuals who have successfully completed an associate’s degree or higher (with a copy of degree or transcript) are not required to take the entry-level TABE test.

Corequisite

– Basic Anatomy & Physiology Course (Online) – $180.00

Students must complete prior to completing the Paramedic course, or provide proof of a similar/acceptable course with a grade of “C” or better with an original transcript from another institution.

Immunizations

All students must comply with the immunization policy and provide proof of the following shots or screenings:

– Hepatitis B
– MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella)
– Varicella (Chicken Pox) or documented proof of disease
– Current PPD (Tuberculosis screening) within a 6-month time period
– Flu Vaccine (Hospital system requirement prior to clinical rotations)

Textbook

Nancy Caroline Emergency Care in the Streets, Enhanced Premier Package
ISBN: 9781284087529
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett, JB Learning

Uniforms

– Clinical Grey Polo Shirt with FTCC Logo – 3 (Castle Uniforms – 1800 Skibo Road Unit 228, Fayetteville, NC)
– Black EMS Uniform Pants – 3 (American Uniform – Russell Street Location, General Jackson’s, or online)
– Black Leather Uniform Boots (No tennis shoes)
– Black Leather Uniform Belt
– Trauma scissors (Uniform shop or online)
– Watch that denotes seconds of time
– Stethoscope (Uniform shop or online)

Urinalysis

Clinical sites require a urinalysis within 30 days of attending clinicals. Please wait until after the course begins to accomplish this requirement as it has to be done within the 30-day window. The instructor will notify you of the due date. Even if you have had a urinalysis for a previous course, you will need to provide a new one for this course.

Background Check

Clinical sites require a background check from the county in which you live. This can be achieved through your local sheriff’s office or police department. The instructor will notify you of the due date.

Course Fees

– Part A Didactic/Classroom Instruction: $180.00
– Part B Lab/Clinical: $180.00
– Liability Insurance Fee
FISDAP Field/Internship Scheduler: $40.00

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