Emergency Medical Training

Emergency Medical Training

Public Safety logoTri-County Community College’s Emergency Medical Training Classes offer certification and re-certification programs through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS). Programs offered include Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, as well as Continuing Education credits. Classes are also offered in CPR/First Aid, CPR-Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, AMLS, TCCC and more.

Emergency Medical Services courses at TCCC are designed to provide public safety personnel with the continuing education needed for re-certification and professional development. Great care has been taken to provide current and relevant classes based on the needs of our students. Therefore, changes and updates to this schedule may occur.

For up-to-date information, please visit www.tricountycc.edu and click on the Community and Business tab or Contact Bryan Gagnon, at (828) 835-4227 or Kim Fairlie at (828) 835-4215 for more information.

Please note that Advanced Placement, Transfer of Credits, or Credits for Experiential Learning are NOT available for students in any of the emergency medical training programs of study.

Note: Registration fees for these classes are established by the NC Legislature, however, members of North Carolina Public Safety departments who are in “Good Standing” may qualify for a registration fee waiver if the class meets the training needs of the public safety agency. Each registered student is responsible for other applicable costs including books, uniforms, insurance, technology, parking, or supplies.

CoAEMSP

The Tri-County Community College – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158,
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350

Need to check accreditation? Go to:  www.caahep.org

 

Tri-County Community College
Paramedic Student/Graduate Achievement Results

Graduation Year 2016 2017 2018
NC Paramedic Exam – Pass Rate 0/0 0/0 6/7*         85%
NREMT Paramedic – Pass Rate 0/0 2/2       100% 3/3 *      100%
Attrition N/A 6/8         75% 6/14         42%
Retention %       N/A 2//8       25% 8/14         57%
Positive Placement         N/A 2/2       100% 8/8         100%

* Students testing still on going


 

Spring Term

Date Class: Meeting days Hours  Total Hours
Varies EMR * Class run if needed Varies Varies 68
January EMT Mon, Tues, Wed 6pm-10pm  252
Jan – Jun Paramedic (1st Section) Tues, Thur and select Sat 6pm-10pm Sat class TBA 490
January A&P 3000 * Class run if needed Online Online 96

 

Summer Term

Date Class: Meeting days Hours  Total Hours
Varies EMR * Class run if needed Varies Varies 68
May Paramedic (section 1 & 2) Tues, Thur and select Sat 6pm-10pm Sat class TBA  N/A
May A&P 3000 * Class run if needed Online Online 96

 

Fall Term

Date Class: Meeting days Hours  Total Hours
August EMT Mon, Tues, Wed 6pm-10pm  252
August AEMT Mon, Wed 6pm-10pm Sat class TBA 288
Jul – Dec Paramedic (2nd Section) Tues, Thur and select Sat 6pm-10pm Sat class TBA 590
August A&P 3000 * Class run if needed Online Online 96

*** Class start dates will vary, please call or email for more information and program application packet


PARAMEDIC (EMS 4400)

This CoAEMSP accredited course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State credential of Paramedic and the National Registry credential of Paramedic. This course will start in January continue through summer and finish in December. Paramedic includes clinical rotations in the field, hospital, and specialty medical units. (Divided between two sections.)

PRE-REQUISITES

CO-REQUISITE

Paramedic Class Cost:

Institutional Fees (including Technology, Parking and Insurance)         $32.55 (per section)
Registration Fees (student may qualify for fee waiver see below)        $180.00 (per section)

Required Textbook
Emcareinthestreets  Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets (2 Volume set) 8th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1284137279
ISBN-10: 1284137279

Additional Required Materials and Estimated Cost:
TCCC Public Safety T-shirt (Available at TCCC Book Store) ($25.00)
Polo Shirt for Clinical Rotations (Available at TCCC Book Store) ($28.00)
Student is also responsible for Boots
Black EMS BDU style pants
Clinical Scheduling, Skills Tracking and Testing Software ($190.00)
Drug Screening, Background Checks Compliance Tracker ($100.00)
Vaccination Updates and Titers

 

*Fee Waiver eligible if on North Carolina EMS, Fire or Rescue Squad.

AEMT (EMS 4300)

This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State credential of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and the National Registry credential of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. This course will be web-based with a combination of online and classroom portions, along with clinical rotations performed in the field and hospital settings.

STUDENT PRE-REQUISITES

 AEMT Class Cost:
Institutional Fees (including Technology, Parking and Insurance)                     $32.55
Registration Fees (student may qualify for fee waiver see below)                     $180.00

Required Textbook
AdvancedEMT

 Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach Second Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0134420127
ISBN-10: 0134420128

Additional Required Materials and Estimated Cost:
TCCC Public Safety T-shirt (Available at TCCC Book Store) ($25.00)
Polo Shirt for Clinical Rotations (Available at TCCC Book Store) ($28.00)
Student is also responsible for Boots
Castlebranch Trackers, Background Check & Drug Test ($100.00)
Black EMS style pants
Clinical Scheduling, Skills Tracking & Testing Software ($150.00)
Vaccination Updates and Titers

 

*Fee Waiver eligible if on North Carolina EMS, Fire or Rescue Squad.

EMT (EMS 4200)

This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State and National credential of Emergency Medical Technician. This course will be web-based with a combination of online and classroom portions.

PRE-REQUISITES

EMT CLASS COST:
Institutional Fees (including Technology, Parking and Insurance)                     $19.55
Registration Fees (student may qualify for fee waiver see below)                     $180.00

Required Textbook
Emergency Care 13th editionEmergency Care 13th Edition
ISBN-10: 0134024559
ISBN-13: 9780134024554

Additional Required Materials and Estimated Cost:
TCCC Public Safety T-shirt (Available at TCCC Book Store) ($25.00)
Validated Testing Software $48.00
Student is also responsible for Boots &
Black EMS BDU style pants

 

 

 

 

*Fee Waiver eligible if on North Carolina EMS, Fire or Rescue Squad.

EMR (EMS 4100)

This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State and National credential of Emergency Medical Responder. This course will be web-based with a combination of online and classroom portions.

STUDENT PRE-REQUISITES

EMR CLASS COST:
Intuitional Fees (including Technology, Parking and Insurance)                     $19.55
Registration Fees (student may qualify for fee waiver see below)                $180.00

Textbook Required
EMMedResponder

Emergency Medical Responder 6/E
ISBN: 9781284107272

Additional Required Materials and Estimated Cost:
TCCC Public Safety T-shirt (Available at TCCC Book Store) $25.00
Student is also responsible for Boots &
Black EMS BDU style pants

 

 

 

 

*Fee Waiver eligible if on North Carolina EMS, Fire or Rescue Squad.

 Basic Anatomy and Physiology (EMS 3000)

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction 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 must follow specific guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. Course content will be presented online in an 8 week format. 96 hrs. Online.


 

Special Topic and Certification

Specialty Classes

Month Class Time Hours Location
Jan Burns 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
Feb EMS Safety 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
Mar RSI & Difficult Airway (LifeForce Con Ed) 9:00-5:00 pm 4 TCCC
Apr 12 Lead Class 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
May ACLS or ACLS EP 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
Jun AMLS 9:00-5:00 pm 16 TCCC
Jul Bloodborne 9:00-5:00 pm 4 Online
Aug PHTLS or ITLS 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
Sep RSI & Difficult Airway (LifeForce Con Ed) 9:00-5:00 pm 4 TCCC
Oct PALS or EPC 9:00-5:00 pm 8 TCCC
Nov TCCC *run back to back days 9:00-5:00 pm 16 TCCC

***Specialty classes will be offered two times on the second Tuesday of the month and the immediately following Thursday
***16 hour classes will only be held once but take place on the above mention days

Scheduled BLS/CPR Classes

Month Class Time Hours Location
Feb CPR 6:00-10:00 pm 4 TCCC
June CPR 6:00-10:00 pm 4 TCCC
October CPR 6:00-10:00 pm 4 TCCC

***CPR Classes are held the first Thursday of the month listed above
***CPR schedule above is to start 2020 call for class time and dates schedules prior to 2020

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.
16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

NAEMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.
16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

EMS Safety

NAEMT’s EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.
8 hrs.

Blood Borne Pathogen

OSHA’s Blood Borne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to safeguard employees who face potential occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
4 hrs.


 

TCCC Online Con Ed Schedule

Date Topic Total
March RSI Update (NOT ONLINE) 4
April Ventilation [2 Hours], Capnography [1 Hour], Oxygenation [0.5 Hour], Congestive Heart Failure [0.5 Hour] 4
May Cardiac Arrest [2 Hours], Acute Coronary Syndrome [1 Hour], Post-Resuscitation Care [0.5 Hour], Ventricular Assist Devices [0.5 Hour] 4
June Pediatric Cardiac Arrest [2.5 Hours], Stroke [1.5 Hours] 4
July Trauma Triage [1 Hour], Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury [1 Hour], Hemorrhage Control [0.5 Hour], Fluid Resuscitation [0.5 Hour], Pain Management [1 Hour] 4
August Special Healthcare Needs [2 Hours], Neurological Emergencies – Seizures[0.5 Hour], Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids [0.5 Hour], Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies[1 Hour] 4
September RSI Update (NOT ONLINE) 4
October Medication Delivery [1 Hour], Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes[1 Hour], Immunological Emergencies [0.5 Hour], Infectious Diseases [0.5 Hour], At-Risk Populations [1 Hour] 4
November LOCAL TOPIC CHOICE
December LOCAL TOPIC CHOICE
January Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs [1 Hour], Pediatric Transport [0.5 Hour], OB Emergencies [0.5 Hour], EMS Research[1 Hour], Crew Resource Management [1 Hour] 4
February Evidence Based Guidelines [0.5 Hour], Ambulance Safety [0.5 Hour], EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations [0.5 Hour], EMS Culture of Safety[0.5 Hour],Local Choice [2.0 Hour] 4
March RSI Update (NOT ONLINE) 4
April Ventilation [2 Hours], Capnography [1 Hour], Oxygenation [0.5 Hour], Congestive Heart Failure [0.5 Hour] 4
May Cardiac Arrest [2 Hours], Acute Coronary Syndrome [1 Hour], Post-Resuscitation Care [0.5 Hour], Ventricular Assist Devices [0.5 Hour] 4
June Pediatric Cardiac Arrest [2.5 Hours], Stroke [1.5 Hours] 4
July Trauma Triage [1 Hour], Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury [1 Hour], Hemorrhage Control [0.5 Hour], Fluid Resuscitation [0.5 Hour], Pain Management [1 Hour] 4
August Special Healthcare Needs [2 Hours], Neurological Emergencies – Seizures[0.5 Hour], Toxicological Emergencies – Opioids [0.5 Hour], Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies[1 Hour] 4
September RSI Update (NOT ONLINE) 4
October Medication Delivery [1 Hour], Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes[1 Hour], Immunological Emergencies [0.5 Hour], Infectious Diseases [0.5 Hour], At-Risk Populations [1 Hour] 4
November LOCAL TOPIC CHOICE
December LOCAL TOPIC CHOICE
January Field Triage—Disasters/MCIs [1 Hour], Pediatric Transport [0.5 Hour], OB Emergencies [0.5 Hour], EMS Research[1 Hour], Crew Resource Management [1 Hour] 4
February Evidence Based Guidelines [0.5 Hour], Ambulance Safety [0.5 Hour], EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations [0.5 Hour], EMS Culture of Safety[0.5 Hour],Local Choice [2.0 Hour] 4

Contact Information:
For further information regarding any Emergency Medical Classes or to obtain an application packet, please contact prior to registering for class.

Henry Angelopulos
Director of Public Safety Training
828-835-4251
hangelopulos@tricountycc.edu

Bryan Gagnon
Lead EMS Instructor/ Clinical Coordinator
828-835-4227
bgagnon@tricountycc.edu

Kim Fairlie
AHA Coordinator/ Public Safety Instructor
828-835-4215
kfairlie@tricountycc.edu

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