Workforce Continuing Education Non-Degree Courses
Wake Tech offers several non-degree EMS courses open to the public and EMS professional year-round through the college’s Workforce Continuing Education branch. These courses vary in length based upon the topics offered and are posted in the college’s Online Registration Page.
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician Initial)
Our EMT courses include approximately 200 contact hours of instruction in traditional classroom and lab format to prepare you for NCOEMS Emergency Medical Technician credentialing. You should have strong computer skills and internet access. After successful completion of this course and receipt of your NC EMT Initial credential, you are eligible to receive 8 credit hours in Wake Tech’s EMS Paramedic Degree Program. We offer EMT courses year-round.
What is an EMT?
An EMT Initial can provide on-scene, immediate medical care to patients in emergency situations. You will stabilize the sick or injured person and then transport them to a medical facility. You must know how to assess an emergency scene, control bleeding, apply splints, assist with childbirth, administer oxygen and perform CPR along with other basic life support skills. An EMT Initial can work on an ambulance, in hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, medical transport companies, or educational institutions.
- Registration Fees: $180 registration, plus $18 campus access fee
- Textbook: $147.51
- Uniform: $34 (one shirt)
- CPR Card Fee: $3
- Fisdap: $105
*Other than Registration, all fees listed are approximate
Before you can enroll in the EMT Initial course, you will need to meet certain requirements:
Step 1: Registration Pre-Requisites
Email Sheila Weathersbee at [email protected] to schedule a time to bring in the documentation. Fisdap information will be given to you at that time.
- Copy of High-School Diploma, GED, or college degree (Transcripts must have a graduation date and institution name.) No photographs allowed. Photocopy of the original diploma only. The copy of the diploma should be without the diploma holder or frame. All documents must be presented in person-do not email documentation.
- Copies of immunization records. (The required immunizations are listed below and MUST be submitted prior to registration.) All documents must be presented in person-do not email documentation.
Proof of purchase of a Fisdap account (A purchase receipt MUST be submitted prior to registration.) All documents must be presented in person-do not email documentation.
**DO NOT Register online until the above three requirements have been met AND you have been given clearance to register.
Step 2: Wait For Clearance!
Once your documentation is approved, you will receive an email giving you clearance to register online. The logistics of the course and textbook information will be included in the email.
After receiving the clearance email, please register online and pay the registration fee. If the class you are looking for is not listed below, either it is not being offered at this time or it is full.
**If you are affiliated with an agency, please do not register online. Instead, contact Sheila Weathersbee at [email protected].
Step 3: Double Check!
MUST Be Completed In Order
- Make sure you have submitted the required pre-requisite document(s).
- Make sure you have received your clearance email.
- Make sure you have registered and paid once cleared.
*IMPORTANT: If you register online, but have not submitted the required documents, you will be dropped from the course roster. Registration closes five (5) business days before the first day of class or as soon as the class is full.
Course Details & Registration Information
Emergency Medical Technician InitialEMS-4200A4
This course introduces the concepts of basic emergency medical care, including airway, patient assessment, emergencies, trauma, pediatrics, and operations. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to function as an Emergency Medical Technici...
Emergency Medical Technician RefresherEMS-4201A4
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to renew their NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) credential.