Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

If your desire is to be an EMT, Randolph Community College can help! We offer emergency medical training from the Medical Responder level to the Paramedic level.

Medical Responder—This is an 80-hour class. Upon completion, students must take and pass the state medical responder exam to be credentialed.

EMT  This is a 200 hour course. After completion, students must take and pass the state EMT exam to be credentialed. Evening program takes approximately 4 months to complete; the daytime class can be completed in as little as 6 weeks.

Prerequisites: High school graduate (or equivalent), 10th grade reading competency, minimum of age 18.

Paramedic—596 class hours plus 500 clinical/field internship hours. Requires EMT-Basic to start and state examination upon completion. Anatomy and Physiology is also required. Course lasts approximately 12 months.

Prerequisites: High school graduate (or equivalent), 10th grade math, and 12th grade reading and language competency, and completion of EMT-Basic.

EMT programs require a significant amount of physical agility for successful completion.

Specialized Courses—We offer a variety of specialized courses including International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Geriatric Emergency Services (GEMS), Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Providers (PEPP) leading to separate certifications. Prerequisites are based on individual courses.