Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. (From the National EMS Scope of Practice Model

This course is designed to train individuals to become Emergency Medical Technicians. Topics covered include patient assessment, basic life support techniques, CPR and AED, Oxygen administration, patient trauma care, etc. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to participate in state certification examinations administered by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Class hours: 192. Field Clinical hours: 36.

Entry requirements:

A) 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course

B) High school diploma or high school equivalent; or successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum of the eleventh grade level.

C) Medical records including childhood vaccinations, tuberculosis testing, and Hepatitis B vaccine or declination will be required within the first month of class. 

D) Drug Testing and Criminal Background Checks may be required.

EMT classes usually start the first of January and the middle of August.


Emergency Service Personnel, if you have never applied to Stanly Community College, please do so here.

Contact Scott Shew, EMS Program Director,  at (704) 991-0186 or email at gshew4054@stanly.edu for more information.