Paramedic

Piedmont Community College’s EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th Street, N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org


Paramedic Program Outcomes 20202019
NREMT/ STATE EXAM PASS RATE100%40%
POSITIVE JOB PLACEMENT100%40%
RETENTION RATE 60%100%

 

 

EMT/ Paramedic Re-certification

Piedmont Community College has developed an effective procedure for re-certification.

A scope of practice examination and a review paperwork for the hours needed to re-certify are held on the first week of each month from 2 pm to 5 pm. Call for an appointment (336) 694-8052 and to request your transcripts.

A review of your continuing education record will be made to determine if you have enough hours. If you do not, you will have until your expiration date to complete them.

Please come within three months of when your certification expires. Doing so will help assure that you have completed all hours needed to re-certify in advance of your expiration date.


COURSES

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EMT 4200 Emergency Medical Technician Initial Person Campus6/27/202210/19/2022 EMT Flyer
EMT 4200Emergency Medical Technician InitialRoxboro Campus8/13/202212/17/2022 EMT Flyer
EMT 4200 Emergency Medical Technician Initial Person Campus8/14/202212/19/2022 EMT Flyer
EMS 4401Paramedic RefresherCaswell Campus8/15/202211/11/2022 Paramedic Refresher Flyer


Scholarships are available.

Contact Heather Franklin for more information.
Gary Davis EMS Scholarship
North Carolina Association Rescue & EMS Scholarship

Please note that many courses are fee waived for eligible personnel. In the case that a course is not fee waived, PCC is proud to note that Continuing Education courses do not require out-of-state registration fees. Contact the appropriate program director for more information.

Courses

Paramedic Con Ed (Blackboard)
    March 2022 Toxicology Emergencies 4hours
    May 2022 CHF/ Respiratory Emergencies 6hours
    June 2022 Field Triage, Spinal Trauma, & Bleeding Control 8hours
    August 2022 OB/GYN and Neonatal Care/ Resuscitation 6hours
    September 2022 Bradycardia Rhythms 4hours
    November 2022 Medical/ Legal/ Ethics 5hours
    December 2022 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies 4 hours

    EMT – 3 hour Con Ed (Blackboard)

    March 2022 Online Basic EKG Review
    April 2022 Online Musculoskeletal
    May 2022 Online Immunological Emergencies
    June 2022 Online Respiration/ Respiratory
    July 2022 Online Bleeding/ Soft Tissue Injuries
    August 2022 Online MCI/ Field Triage
    September Online Stroke
    October Online Airway Management
    October 2022 Online Airway Management
    November 2022 Online Psychiatric Emergencies
    December 2022 Online Cardio Emergencies

    Con Ed courses are held at local fire departments as well. Schedules vary.

    Process for Admissions

    Paramedic

    • Possession of a valid and active North Carolina EMT Credential, NREMT or other states EMS
      Credential prior to the start of the clinical or field component. All students must start
      clinical/field at the same time, staggered start dates will not be accepted.
    • High school diploma or high school equivalency. If an Institution is presented with documents
      that the Institutions Advisors, Counselors or Registrar will accept as an equivalent (Home School,
      International schooling, etc.) then there must be some form of documentation placed into the
      students file acknowledging acceptance of same.
    • Successful completion of college-level English, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level English. Placement by RISE without the use of a written assessment will not meet this requirement.
    • Successful completion of college-level Math, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level Math. Placement by RISE without the use of a written assessment will not meet this requirement.
    • Proof of successful completion of BIO 163 or BIO 168 and BIO 169. OR the student can show a plan to take BIO 163 while in the Paramedic program.
    • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.
    • An interview with the lead instructor to review requirements of course and answer all questions.
    • A letter of interest – accepted topics include: why they want to be a paramedic, why they chose Piedmont Community College, or the journey they have taken in the life of emergency medicine.
    • Committee review of student to determine if they meet the criteria to be in the paramedic program.

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) STUDENT PREREQUISITES

    • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
    • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) STUDENT PREREQUISITES

    • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
    • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the tenth-grade level.