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Emergency Medical Services

Do you have what it takes to be a lifesaver? If so, then consider the Emergency Medical Services program. You'll receive hands-on training to start a career as an emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician or paramedic.

We offer multiple levels of training, so this program will have something to offer if you're looking to begin a career in this field or hoping to improve your skills and take the care you provide to patients to the next level.

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Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) help Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in emergency situations and in the transport of patients. They provide early interventions such basic life support until EMTs or Paramedics arrive. The EMR course will prepare you to become this first line of response. You will learn emergency care procedures, operational aspects of the Medical Responder's role, and develop emergency care skills. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to take the State and/or National exam to earn your credentials. For more information, please call 336-633-0268 or email jbingold@randolph.edu

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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are often the first responders to emergency situations and provide pre-hospital care to patients who are sick or injured. In the EMT course, you will learn the skills necessary to begin your career as an emergency medical personnel. Instruction is provided in emergency care procedures, operational aspects of the EMT's role, and developing emergency care skills through classroom lectures and hands-on application. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to take the State and/or National exam to earn your credentials. For more information, please call 336-633-0268 or email jbingold@randolph.edu

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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) have additional training beyond that of an EMT and provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients. AEMT training includes more invasive procedures than are covered at the EMT level, including IV therapy, the use of advanced airway devices, and advanced assessment skills. In the AEMT course, you will learn the operational aspects of an AEMT’s role and develop the necessary skills to use available advanced intervention equipment on ambulances. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to take the State and/or National exam to earn your credentials. For more information, please call 336-633-0268 or email jbingold@randolph.edu

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Paramedic

Paramedics are medical personnel whose primary role is to provide advanced emergency care. They possess the knowledge necessary to be an EMR, EMT, and AEMT and, in addition, provide invasive and pharmacological interventions. In the Paramedic course, you will learn all phases of prehospital advanced life support. Instruction includes EKG interpretation, as well as skills associated with the treatment and assessment of the cardiac, trauma and pediatric patients and usually lasts 13-15 months. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to take the State and/or National exam to earn your credentials. For more information, please call 336-633-0268 or email jbingold@randolph.edu

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Continuing Education

Emergency medical personnel require continuous training to remain up to date on knowledge and skills. If you are looking for continuing education courses to meet certification requirements, you’ve come to the right place. We offer courses on various topics each month and most are offered online. For more information, please call 336-633-4165 or email dscallicutt@randolph.edu.

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American Heart Association (CPR)

RCC is an approved Training Center through the American Heart Association (AHA). We offer a variety of specialized courses including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider and instructor courses, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and instructor courses, and Basic Life Support (BLS) provider and instructor courses, all leading to separate certifications. In addition, we provide resources and equipment for instructors teaching through the AHA. For more information, please call 336-633-0268 or search for classes.

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All courses follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. After successful completion of each course, students must take and pass either the State or National Registry exam to be credentialed.

All EMS courses require a significant amount of physical agility for successful completion.

Program Admission Requirements

All requirements must be met prior to the admission of the class in which the student is trying to enroll.
  • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of course
  • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the tenth-grade level (ASSET score of 35).*

*If any diploma, GED, college degree or placement score is older than three (3) years, then you must complete any required entrance exam(s).

Students can call 336-633-0321 to schedule an appointment for their assessment exam.

All requirements must be met prior to the admission of the class in which the student is trying to enroll.
  • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.
  • Successfully complete an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum of the eleventh-grade level or higher. (Must be within the last 3 years)*
    • If degree is older than 3 years then you must complete reading assessment exam.
    • If you graduated high school more than 3 years ago then you must complete the reading assessment exam.

*If any diploma, GED, college degree or placement score is older than three (3) years, then you must complete any required entrance exam(s).

Accepted Placement Assessment Scores

  • Reading
    • NCDAP (Accuplacer) – placement into ENG 111 (score of 151 or higher)
    • Completion of a college-level English class (within last 3 years)
    • TABE 9/10 – GE 11 or higher (9D – 602; 10D – 608; 9A – 598; 10A – 609)
    • CASAS (Form 907R or 908R) – score of 249 or higher
    • TABE 11/12 (Level D or A) – score of 617 or higher

Students can call 336-633-0321 to schedule an appointment for their assessment exam.

All requirements must be met prior to the admission of the class in which the student is trying to enroll.
  • Currently holds a valid NC, NREMT or other State EMS Credential
  • Holds a Basic Level NC EMS Credential (EMR or EMT) that has expired within the last two (2) years.
  • Holds an Advanced Level NC EMS Credential (AEMT or Paramedic) that has expired within the last four (4) years.

All requirements must be met prior to the admission of the class in which the student is trying to enroll.
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency*
  • Reading comprehension and English language skills on the post-secondary level (Must be within the last 3 years)*
  • Compliance with the mathematical skills on the post-secondary level (Must be within the last 3 years)*
  • Successful completion of an EMT educational program
  • Immunization record

*If any diploma, GED, college degree or placement score is older than three (3) years, then you must complete any required entrance exam(s).

Accepted placement assessment scores:

  • Reading & Writing

    • NCDAP (Accuplacer) – placement into English 111 (score of 151 or higher)
    • Completion of a college-level English class (within last 3 years)
    • CASAS (Form 907R or 908R) – score of 254 or higher
    • TABE 9/10 – GE 12.9+ (9D – 622; 10D – 634; 9A – 617; 10A – 628)
    • TABE 11/12 (Level D or A) – score of 710 or higher
  • Math

    • NCDAP (Accuplacer) – score of 7 or higher on each DMA 010 / 020 / 030
    • Completion of DMA 010 / 020 / 030 with a passing grade in each
    • Completion of MAT 060 or any college Algebra course (within last 3 years)
    • TABE 9/10 Math – GE 12.9+ (9D – 617; 10D – 618; 9A – 618; 10A – 617)
    • TABE 11/12 Math (Level D or A) – score of 730 or higher

 Students can call 336-633-0321 to schedule an appointment for their assessment exam.

All requirements must be met prior to the admission of the class in which the student is trying to enroll.
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency*
  • Reading comprehension and English language skills on the post-secondary level (Must be within the last 3 years)*
  • Compliance with the mathematical skills on the post-secondary level (Must be within the last 3 years)*
  • Successful completion of an EMT educational program
  • Successful completion of the required Anatomy and Physiology course
  • Immunization record

*If any diploma, GED, college degree or placement score is older than three (3) years, then you must complete any required entrance exam(s).

Accepted placement assessment scores:

  • Reading & Writing

    • NCDAP (Accuplacer) – placement into English 111 (score of 151 or higher)
    • Completion of a college-level English class (within last 3 years)
    • CASAS (Form 907R or 908R) – score of 254 or higher
    • TABE 9/10 – GE 12.9+ (9D – 622; 10D – 634; 9A – 617; 10A – 628)
    • TABE 11/12 (Level D or A) – score of 710 or higher
  • Math

    • NCDAP (Accuplacer) – score of 7 or higher on each DMA 010 / 020 / 030
    • Completion of DMA 010 / 020 / 030 with a passing grade in each
    • Completion of MAT 060 or any college Algebra course (within last 3 years)
    • TABE 9/10 Math – GE 12.9+ (9D – 617; 10D – 618; 9A – 618; 10A – 617)
    • TABE 11/12 Math (Level D or A) – score of 730 or higher

Students can call 336-633-0321 to schedule an appointment for their assessment exam.

Registration Information

To register for EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic & AHA courses, please call 336-633-0268 or email jbingold@randolph.edu.

To register online:
  • Find the course name and course number to register for your desired course(s).
  • If you are fee waived, complete the Etrieve form for Continuing Education Registration for Fee Waived Students. If you have not received verification from RCC within 72 hours please call 336-633-4165. If you are not fee waived, please register in person or by phone at 336-633-4165. Check out the instructions for using Etrieve if you need help completing the registration form.
  • Students may register after the course starts as long as the census date has not passed.
  • Once you are registered, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to login. Remember that you will not have access to the course until the first day of class.
To register by phone:
  • Find the course name and course number to register for your desired course.
  • Call our Continuing Education Registration Team at 336-633-4165 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
  • Students may register after the course starts as long as the census date has not passed. Once you are registered, the Continuing Education Registration staff will give you further instructions on how to login to your course. Remember that you will not have access to the course until the first day of class.

Go to Moodle to access your course(s) on their start date.

For information on EMS and Fire Department Continuing Education courses, please call 336-633-4165. 

  • If you are affiliated (paid or volunteer) with a fire department, rescue squad, EMS service, or law enforcement agency in North Carolina, your course registration fees are waived and you will only have to pay for any required books, card fees, and insurance that may apply.
  • Course registration fees vary from $70-$180 per course depending on the number of hours within the course. In-state and out-of-state tuition for continuing education is the same.

Pass Rates and Accreditation

Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) Accredited Paramedic Programs and Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

  • The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020. There were no graduates during the 2020 reporting year.
  • The most recent success rate for the Paramedic State Cognitive exam was 100% by the third attempt, 0% on the first attempt in 2019.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.
    • Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. This listed above is for 2019.
  • The most recent retention rate was 15.4%.

Paramedic Program with No Outcomes

The Randolph Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
https://www.caahep.org/

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
https://coaemsp.org/ 

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the Emergency Medical Services Program? We're here to help.

Janet Ingold
Administrative Assistant for Workforce Development & Continuing Education
jbingold@randolph.edu
336-633-0268

David Barr
Coordinator/Instructor of Emergency Medical Services
dlbarr@randolph.edu
336-633-0275