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.  

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EMT (Emergency Medical Technician Initial)

Course Description:

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. Fall and spring classes meet weeknights along with select Saturdays. Summer classes meet on weekdays only.

  • Registration Fees:  $180 registration, plus $18 campus access fee
  • Textbook: approximately $150
  • Uniform: $110 (one set)
  • Clinical Fees: Criminal background check and drug screening $112, immunizations and physical may vary depending on your specific needs.
Registration Steps:  (Complete all steps in order)

Academic Pre-Requisites:  Send a digital picture or scanned image of ONE of the following documents to [email protected]

  • A high school diploma
  • A high school transcript
  • A GED certification
  • An unofficial college transcript showing an entry-level English course with a final grade of a “C” or better    
    *The college transcript must have your name, as well as the institution’s name listed on it.

Once your documentation has been approved, you will receive an email giving you clearance to register online and information on how to order your package through Castlebranch for a background check, drug testing, and immunizations upload.

After receiving the clearance email, please register and pay below. If the class you are looking for is not listed below, it is not being offered at this time or is full.

**If you are affiliated with an agency, please do not register online. Instead, contact Sheila Weathersbee at [email protected] 

Textbook information will be included in your clearance email.

*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.

Once you are cleared, please register online and pay the registration fee.

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.
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