MCC Unveils New Ambulance for EMT Students

Continuing Education

Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician Basic and related public safety courses will experience the state’s added driver training component in a new ambulance! Montgomery Community College invested around $30,000 for the vehicle with additional items inside the ambulance made possible through a generous donation by First Health of the Carolinas.

When people consider EMT training, they probably think of the clinical skills needed in emergency medical response scenarios, but driving the ambulance and getting safely to and from a scene is no easy task. Emergency vehicles such as ambulances are heavier and have higher centers of gravity than regular vehicles, making them very difficult to handle at high speeds. Since first responders are usually attempting to reach accident scenes quickly, mastering the art of ambulance driving is a critical training component.

In addition to driving the vehicle itself, the EMT Basic Course also covers numerous life-saving procedures which occur at an accident scene and inside an ambulance during transport. If you are interested in pursuing a rescue-related career, MCC has scholarship funds available to eligible community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.

The scholarships will help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance. The funding for this program is in place through September 30, 2022. To learn more about rescue-related career programs, call 910-898-9672 or email