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Career & Community Enrichment: Emergency Services

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The 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

Accreditation Status

Retention
  • 2018 – 79% retention
  • 2017 – 89% retention
  • 2016 – 100% retention
Positive Job Placement
  • 2018 – 100% Placement
  • 2017 – 100% Placement
  • 2016 – 100% Placement
First Time Pass Rates
  • 2018 – 100%
  • 2017 – 91%
  • 2016 – 81%

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

Emergency Services Training Courses

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

EMT: Initial

Registration Requirements

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

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:

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

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-Initial course.

Uniforms

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

  • Black belt (No flashy belt buckles)
  • Black shoes or boots (Leather-type material required) (No tennis shoes or nurses shoes of any kind!)
  • 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)
  • Penlight
  • Stethoscope
  • Teal Polo/T-shirts (Castle Uniforms – 1800 Skibo Road Unit 228, Fayetteville, NC)
  • Trauma scissors
  • Watch that denotes seconds of time

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.

EMT: Paramedic

Steps to Become a Paramedic

  1. Take EMT-Initial 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 – 12:30PM or 5:00pM
Tuesdays – 8:30AM or 5:00PM
Wednesdays – 8:30AM only
Thursdays – 12:30PM or 5:00PM

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.

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)

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: $84.00

*Ask about Scholarships

EMT/Paramedic Courses

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.

For Additional Information Contact:

Phone: 910-678-8251
Email: emsconed@faytechcc.edu