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The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is accredited by the North Carolina Office of EMS. The field of EMS is an ever-changing division of healthcare that provides frontline, acute, and chronic care to individuals, communities, and populations. Montgomery Community College is dedicated to providing quality education that is accessible to students across the state. We recognize that online education is a growing option for students, and want to support this option as much as possible.

Our goal with EMS programs is to provide a variety of course options based on current trends and needs across the EMS community. MCC’s EMS program runs a rotating schedule of initial and refresher courses for EMS professionals of all experience. Additionally, the EMS program offers multiple specialty courses taught by 911 e-Learning Solutions and instructors with experience in all aspects of the EMS field.

For questions about upcoming courses, or to find out about additional EMS program opportunities, please contact us at

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on the length of the course. The following rates were set by the North Carolina Community College System Office and were reapproved for the current year:

Course LengthRegistration Fee
1-24 Hours$70
25-50 Hours$125
> 50 Hours$180
** Note that additional fees may be required depending on course requirements**

Tuition Waiver

EMS professionals, along with Law Enforcement and Fire Department personnel, within North Carolina, qualify for a tuition fee waiver.

Failure to provide documentation of affiliation and job title at registration will result in registration fees being applied to the student. Exceptions can be made by calling the Workforce Development Center at (910) 898 – 9672 or contacting

The tuition fee waiver ONLY applies to the course registration fee. Any other associated fees are the responsibility of the student and must be paid before the class starts or the student will be dropped from the course.


Ready to get started? Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the WDC Registration form located here and complete the information to begin registration.
  2. Once your registration form is received, you will be contacted if required documentation is needed. If additional documentation is not required, you will be contacted to pay for the course.
  3. You are now ready for the course to begin!

Information about Specific Courses

Emergency Medical Technician Initial Course (EMTI)

EMT Initial is a 248-hour course (144 hours online, 56 hours skills, 48 hours clinical) designed to prepare students to sit for the North Carolina state exam and function in the field with EMT level knowledge and skills. This course will go over the following knowledge and skills, and will introduce additional topics of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Shock recognition and treatment
  • OB/GYN Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular assessment and treatment
  • BLS airway interventions
  • Patient assessment
  • BLS medication administration

Required Documentation: Current high school diploma or GED
*Required Documentation MUST be submitted at registration*
Typical course length: 248 hours
Offered: EMTI is offered each Spring and Fall.

EMTI Supporting Document

Course Fees/Additional Expenses

Registration Fees:
Course Tuition (May be fee waived) *: $180.00
Liability Insurance: $13.00
Accident Insurance: $1.60

Additional Expenses:
Textbook: $341.96 OR $295.46 (based on your choice of physical or E-Book)
Uniform Polo: $26.75-$30.75 depending on size. Extended sizes (2xl and up cost more)
Pants/Shoes/Watch: Varies
State Exam Fee: $68.00 (Paid directly to testing center AFTER course completion)

*The course fee is waived for students affiliated with a public safety career or volunteer agency. For students with financial hardship, scholarships may be available at the time of registration.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Course (AEMT)

Advanced EMT is a 296-hour course (160 online, 40 skills, and 96 clinical) designed to expand the knowledge of current EMTs in the state of North Carolina. This course will build upon existing EMT knowledge and skills, and will introduce additional topics of the following:

  • Cardiovascular assessment and treatment
  • Waveform capnography
  • Vascular access and medication therapy
  • Advanced airway interventions
  • ECG rhythm interpretation
  • Advanced patient assessment
  • Advanced medication administration

Required Documentation:

  1. Current high school diploma or GED
  2. Currently holds NC State credentialed as an EMT-B
  3. ENG 111 and MAT 110 (higher level ENG and MAT is also acceptable) OR TABE Placement Test

* Required Documentation MUST be submitted at registration*

Typical course length: 296 hours
Offered: AEMT is offered each Spring and Fall.
EMT Advanced Supporting Document

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

EMT Initial is a 120-hour course (72 online, 24 skills practice, 24 clinical) designed to prepare students to sit for the North Carolina state exam and function in the field with EMR level knowledge and skills. This course will go over the following knowledge and skills, and will introduce additional topics of the following:

  • Airway and Breathing
  • Patient Assessment
  • Pharmacologic Interventions
  • Medical/Cardiac care
  • Trauma Care
  • Professionalism
  • Decision Making
  • Record Keeping

Required Documentation: Current high school diploma or GED
*Required Documentation MUST be submitted at registration *
Typical course length: 120 hours
Offered: EMR is offered each Spring and Fall.
EMR Supporting Document

Refresher Courses

Refresher courses are intended for EMS professionals who might not have the chance to attend our monthly continuing education courses. It is encouraged that EMS professionals register for the course associated with their level of credential with an end date that occurs before the credential expires. Currently credentialed EMS professionals are eligible to register for these courses.

  • Paramedic Refresher Course (134 hours)
    • Additional information can be found below under “Specialty Courses”

Specialty Courses

Specialty courses allow students to respond to local needs for specialized knowledge, skills, and experience. These courses are designed to allow EMS professionals to expand on their current skills, while also completing additional certifications.

Instructor Methodology (65 hours)

This course prepares students who are competent in specific EMS content areas to effectively deliver quality EMS education. The course presents educational concepts, practices, and resources across a wide range of educational topics including, the basic psychology of learning, classroom management, and course evaluation.

Community Paramedic (80 hours)

Community Paramedicine (CP) is a new and growing field that focuses on expanding the traditional role of paramedics and other EMS providers. Community paramedics function in various capacities and with an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses all aspects of healthcare, specifically for behavioral health and chronic conditions. This community paramedic course will prepare students to function in the outpatient setting while considering the preventive and holistic aspects of patient care. This course will also prepare paramedics to sit for the International Board of Specialty Certification’s Community Paramedic exam.

Preceptor Course (15 hours)

This course is designed to provide the potential preceptor with the basic knowledge of educational methodology, generational learning styles, documentation, roles, and responsibilities of preceptors, and the roles and responsibilities of students involved in an educational institution’s preceptor program.

Flight & Critical Care (48 hours)

This course is designed to educate the learners in advanced 12 lead ECG interpretation and to help advanced care practitioners understand the basic operations and functionality of ventilators.

Resiliency Course (3 hours)

This course provides the learner with the fundamental knowledge necessary to foster resilience by applying positive-coping skills to personal challenges by developing and sustaining a social support system.

VLE Trauma Scenarios (13 hours)

Immerse yourself in virtual emergency care and fine-tune your
skills through these expertly designed virtual learning experiences. In each VLE, the provider will tackle a unique patient care experience. Providers should be prepared to think critically and virtually immerse themselves in simulated trauma scenes; a variety of assessments and life-or-death treatment decisions for adult and pediatric patients will be presented.

2022 Special Topics Courses


*Topics during course will include:

  • Resiliency Awareness – Mental Health for First Responders
  • Resiliency Beyond the Call
  • Resiliency Defined.

**Topics during course will include:

  • Crush Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Blunt Chest Trauma
  • Burns
  • Chest Trauma
  • MVC
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma I
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma II
  • Pediatric Trauma

Continuing Education Series

These completely online courses are intended to supplement the continuing education required by each individual for re-credentialing. These courses are taught monthly on the schedule below and are divided into ALS and BLS.

2022 ALS Courses

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2022 BLS Courses

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**Please note: These classes taken separately DO NOT indicate completion of an EMT course. Students wishing to pursue EMT credentials should register for EMT initial courses.**