EMS Continuing Education (including EMT)

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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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Course Description:

This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National Registry EMT certification

Students should have strong computer skills and internet access. EMT courses are offered every semester 

Students who successfully complete the EMT course and receive their EMT credential will be eligible to receive 9 credit hours in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science.

Course Costs*

  • Registration Fees:  $180 registration, plus $18 campus access fee
  • Textbook: $147.51
  • Uniform: $66 (one shirt)
  • CPR Card Fee: $3
  • Fisdap: $105 

*Other than Registration, all fees listed are approximated

Complete the following Registration Steps steps in order

Before you can enroll in the EMT course, you will need to meet certain requirements:

Step 1: Let us know that you are interested in the EMT course.

  • In the course calendar below, select the Emergency Medical Technician course you wish to attend and complete the reservation information.
    • IMPORTANT: This expresses interest and reserves an opportunity to enter the class. This is not your registration for the course.
  • Once you have entered your information into the reservation system, you will receive two emails:
    1. After reserving your seat, you will receive an auto-generated email from the system informing you that your reservation was successful (this email is typically immediate).
    2. You will receive an email from the EMS Program Coordinator informing you of the next steps in the process (this email typically is sent by the next business day).

Step 2: Submit EMT Course Prerequisites

  • You will need to purchase an account from CastleBranch to be able to turn in your prerequisites. The cost of the CastleBranch Document Manager Account for WCE EMT is $20.
  • The link to purchase your account is located in the welcome email you will receive after completing your seat reservation, or you may click here to purchase your account and get a head start. 
  • The items you will need to upload to CastleBranch include:
    1. Copy of high-school diploma, GED, or college degree (transcripts must have a graduation date and institution name). No photographs will be accepted. Photocopies are accepted but must be of the original diploma or degree only. The copy of the diploma should be without the diploma holder or frame. 
    2. Copies of immunization records. Required immunizations MUST be submitted prior to registration. Please see our Immunization Checklist for questions about required vaccinations.
  • Once you receive green lights for ALL prerequisites, send an email with a screenshot to [email protected].
  • All prerequisites must be completed by:

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For Summer Semester:


For Fall Semester:


Step 3: Registration

  • On the due date for your selected semester, all students who have completed their prerequisites in CastleBranch will have their information forwarded to the Registrar for course registration.
  • You will receive an email that you have been moved into the registration process and will be provided with a payment deadline for your course. Please note that you are not officially registered for any course until you have paid. This email will also contain information on purchasing your Fisdap account and textbooks.
  • Beginning on the due date, you will need to physically go to any Wake Tech Campus to pay your course fees, which include:
    • Registration fee: $180
    • Campus Access fee: $18
    • CPR card fee: $3
    • Total fees: $201.00
    • NOTE: If you are actively affiliated with a public safety agency, please contact [email protected]
    • Fee waivers apply to tuition only. Students eligible for the fee waiver will be responsible for other fees associated with the course.
  • Payment for your course must be made before:

For Fall Semester:


For Spring Semester:


For Summer Semester:


  • This is a hard deadline.
  • If you have not paid by the payment deadline you will be removed from the course and your seat will be given to the next student in line on the waiting list.


Semester Prerequisite Deadline Payment Deadline
For SPRING Semester entry: 11/15 12/1
For SUMMER Semester entry: 4/1 4/8
For FALL Semester entry: 7/1 7/8

Registration closes five (5) business days before the first day of class or as soon as the class is full.

If you still have questions, please contact Eric Hastings, EMS Program Coordinator at 919-747-0145 or by emailing [email protected]


Course Details & Registration Information