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Robeson Community College provides an array of classes to meet the market demand for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In this exciting field of study, you will learn how to properly assess a patient, provide acute care in the emergency setting, identify and modify illness and injury risks, and provide acute illness and slip and fall injuries care. EMS is a critical component of the nation’s healthcare system. The job market awaits each of our graduates with open arms. Robeson Community College is excited to have you join one of our progressive classes in EMS.

ACCREDITATION

Robeson Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Goals:
“To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.” 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

2022 Annual Report Statistics
NREMT/State Written Exam: 97.1%
Retention: 37.9%
Positive (Job) Placement: 100%

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 FAX
www.coaemsp.org

 

Faculty & Staff

Thomas (Brad) Byrd, ALS Coordinator/EMS Faculty at 910-272-3408 or tbyrd@robeson.edu

Patricia Clark, BLS Coordinator/EMS Faculty at 910-272-3407 or pclark@robeosn.edu 

Chris Lucas, EMS Faculty at 910-272-3316 or clucas@robeson.edu

Lance Speights, EMS Faculty at 910-272-3374 or lspeights@robeson.edu

Barbara Sampson, EMS Compliance Officer at 910-272-3371 or bsampson@robeson.edu

The EMT Initial class is a foundation class that introduces the student to the world of Emergency Medical Science. This course exposes the student to patient assessment, managing trauma and medical issues that arises within the populace. The student will learn the skills to splint a potential fractured bone, assist with breathing, perform CPR and bandage wounds that occur among a multitude of other skills. The EMT course consists of 240 didactic hours including 80 hours of skill and assessment labs, and 48 hours of EMS field internship. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the North Carolina certification exam or the National Registry certification exam at the EMT level.

PREREQUISITES

The EMT Initial class is a foundation class that introduces the student to the world of Emergency Medical Science. This course exposes the student to patient assessment, managing trauma and medical issues that arises within the populace. The student will learn the skills to splint a potential fractured bone, assist with breathing, perform CPR and bandage wounds that occur among a multitude of other skills.

The EMT course consists of 240 didactic hours including 80 hours of skill and assessment labs, and 48 hours of EMS field internship.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the North Carolina certification exam or the National Registry certification exam at the EMT level.


Student must be at least 17 years of age at the start of class. High School students who are under 18 years may take the EMT class and if eligible may take the NCEMS EMT exam. Students who pass the EMT exam, but are under 18 will not receive their credential until they are 18.

Application Packet Checklist

_______ EMT Application Packet
_______ High School Diploma or Equivalent
_______ Reading Test Score or College Transcript
_______ Copy of Driver’s License
_______ If applicable: Copy of any applicable specialty cards

*If you need to schedule a placement test, please contact the testing center (910) 272-3641

Class Schedule
EMT Day Class 8/20/204 – 12/12/2024  Click Here to Register 
EMT Night Class 8/20/2024 – 12/12/2024 Click Here to Register 
EMT Hybrid Class 8/21/2024 – 12/18/2024 Click Here to Register 
Cost
Registration Fee This fee maybe waived for those affiliated with an eligible Public Safety agency in North Carolina. $180.00 Robeson Community College – Continuing Education Course Registration (fundfive.com)
Textbook AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 12th Ed. ISBN: 9781284227222 $157.46 Shopping Cart (jblearning.com)
EMS Testing 

EMS Testing is the official program used for student testing and exams. 

*Course Code issued on first day of class. 

$52.00 PlatinumEd.com – Create Student Account
FISDAP

FISDAP is the official program utilized for scheduling clinicals and skills tracking. 
*Course Code issued on first day of class.

$31.50 Fisdap Internship Package: EMT: 9781284132014 (psglearning.com)
Uniforms

Each student is required to purchase the RCC EMS Polo in order to attend class, labs, and EMS Field Rotations.

$25.00

StockClass  (910) 843-6790

Rogers Screen Printing

(910) 628-1983

Uniforms Contd

Students will also need to purchase black pants, black boot and a black belt.

Price will vary

Vendor of your choice

The AEMT course consists of approximately 136 hours of instructor led didactic, skill and assessment labs, 75 hours of online education as well as 48 hours of hospital clinical and 48 hours of EMS field internship.

PREREQUISITES

 The AEMT course consists of approximately 136 hours of instructor led didactic, skill and
assessment labs, 75 hours of online education as well as 48 hours of hospital clinical and 48 hours of
EMS field internship.

The following criteria must be met prior to entering the ALS Program. Students should bring all of the
information listed below prior to registering for the class. Registration will not be allowed without
fulfilling each prerequisite. 

• Possession of a valid and active North Carolina EMT Credential, NREMT or other states EMS
  Credential prior to the start of the clinical or field component.

• Provide a copy of a current credential in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for
   Healthcare Providers.

• Complete the current reading and math assessment tests and score reading comprehension and
   math skills at the 12th grade level. Students producing a college transcript illustrating successful
   completion of a college-level English and/or Math course are exempt from the reading and/or math
   assessment.

   *If you need to schedule a placement test, please contact the testing center (910) 272-3641


Application Packet Checklist

_______ ALS Program Admission Application
_______ College Transcript OR Assessment Test Results Math AND Reading
_______ Copy of Driver’s License
_______ Copy of AHA CPR Credential
_______ Copy of EMT Credential

Class Schedule

Coming Soon!

Cost
Registration Fee This fee maybe waived for those affiliated with an eligible Public Safety agency in North Carolina.    $180.00 Register Here!

Castlebranch

Students must complete a drug screen analysis and obtain a copy of their criminal background record and provide them to the field/clinical site(s).

*Package code is RR37

$96.00 CastleBranch
Textbook

AAOS Emergency Care In The Streets Essentials Package 9th Ed.

ISBN: 9781284256741

$166.95 JBLearning
EMS Testing

EMStesting is the official program used for student testing and exams.

 

 $70.00 PlatinumEd.com – Create Student Account
FISDAP

Fisdap is the official program utilized for scheduling clinicals and skills tracking.

 

$84.00 FISDAP
Uniforms The student is required to purchase the RCC EMS Polo in order to attend class, labs, and EMS
field rotations. 
$25.00

Stockclass
 1800 Lewis Farm Rd, Shannon, NC 28386
(910) 843-6790

 Rogers Screen Printing
 4555 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
 (910) 628-1983

AHA BLS CPR Course

BLS – CPR TRAINING

This course meets the requirements for Child Care, Nursing Assistant, Nursing, and other agencies that require the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card. Written and performance testing is required. This class is offered on campus on the first, second, and fourth Friday each month from 0830-1330.  A course completion card will be issued within 20 days of successful course completion. 

This class is offered on our main campus, building 17 Health Science Room 1751-B upstairs

To register, click on the following link:
CPR Classes

Heartsaver First AId Course

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID TRAINING 

The Heartsaver First Aid course trains participants first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2020 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. The AHA Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE TEACH?

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury

This class is offered on campus each month on the third Friday from 0830-1130. A course completion card will be issued within 20 days of successful course completion. This class may also be offered off-campus at your place of business if adequate space is available for groups of 6 or more. 

This class is offered on our main campus, building 17 Health Science Room 1751-B upstairs

To register, click on the following link:
First Aid Classes

Thank you for your interest in our Paramedic Bridge to an Associate Degree! This is a very popular topic in the world of Paramedicine and we are glad you chose us for your education!

    Step #1

    The first step to enroll is to apply to be a student at Robeson Community College. Here is the link to our admissions office https://www.robeson.edu/admissions/ . The seven simple steps to apply are at the bottom of the page.
    If you need to contact the admissions office directly, their number is (910) 272-3356.

    Step #2 Once you complete your RCC application the admissions office will ask you which degree track you would like, you will choose “Emergency Medical Science; Paramedic Bridge”. Then you will fill out the Bridge Program application and send it back to the admissions office via email to Engle Revels    erevels@robeson.edu. Please also cc me on the application email so we are aware you have submitted. (tbyrd@robeosn.edu)
    Step #3 After you have completed your Bridge Program application, I will review it and follow up with you directly to schedule your classes!  
    Step #4 Please go ahead and send me a copy of your current Paramedic Certification and other certifications out lined in the application so I can get the ball rolling with our records department. (tbyrd@robeosn.edu)

     

    The Paramedic course consists of approximately 368 hours of instructor led didactic, skill and assessment labs, 292 hours of online education as well as 200 hours of hospital clinical and 300 hours of EMS field internship.

    PREREQUISITES

    The following criteria must be met prior to entering the ALS Program. Students should bring all of the
    information listed below prior to registering for the class. Registration will not be allowed without
    fulfilling each prerequisite. RCC EMS Program requires applicants MUST:

    • Possession of a valid and active North Carolina EMT Credential, NREMT or other states EMS
    Credential prior to the start of the clinical or field component.
    • Provide a copy of a current credential in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for
      Healthcare Providers.
    • Complete the current reading and math assessment tests and score reading comprehension and
      math skills at the 12th grade level. Students producing a college transcript illustrating successful
      completion of a college-level English and/or Math course are exempt from the reading and/or math
       assessment. If you need to schedule a placement test, please contact the testing center (910)
       272-3641.
    • Submit a Continuing Education Registration Form. This form will be emailed to you after the
       application is accepted. Registrations can also be completed in person at RCC’s main campus once
       the application is accepted.


                                                        Application Packet Checklist
    Please attach a copy of the following with the application. (Applications will be considered
    incomplete without each of the following attached.)
    _______ ALS Program Admission Application
    _______ College Transcript OR Assessment Test Results Math AND Reading
    _______ Copy of Driver’s License
    _______ Copy of AHA CPR Credential
    _______ Copy of EMT Credential
    _______ Paramedic Only: Copy of EMS 3163, EMS 3168 & 3169, BIO 163, BIO 168 & 169

    CLASS SCHEDULE

    Coming Soon!

    COST
    Registration Fee This fee maybe waived for those affiliated with an eligible Public Safety agency in North Carolina.    $180.00 Register Here!

    Castlebranch

    Students must complete a drug screen analysis and obtain a copy of their criminal background record and provide them to the field/clinical site(s).

    *Package code is RR37

    $96.00 CastleBranch
    Textbook

    AAOS Emergency Care In The Streets Essentials Package 9th Ed.

    ISBN: 9781284256741

    $166.95 JBLearning
    EMS Testing

    EMStesting is the official program used for student testing and exams.

     $99.00 PlatinumEd.com – Create Student Account
    FISDAP

    Fisdap is the official program utilized for scheduling clinicals and skills tracking.

    $84.00 FISDAP
    Uniforms The student is required to purchase the RCC EMS Polo in order to attend class, labs, and EMS
    field rotations. 
    $80.00

    Stockclass
     1800 Lewis Farm Rd, Shannon, NC 28386
    (910) 843-6790

     Rogers Screen Printing
     4555 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
     (910) 628-1983

    Certification Card Fees 

    ACLS
    PALS
    PHTLS
    AMLS
    EPC
    GEMS

    $10.00
    $10.00
    $15.00
    $15.00
    $15.00
    $15.00

    Obtained During the Course

     

    PREREQUISITES

    EMS RECERTIFICATION AND REFRESHER STUDENT PREREQUISITES
    1. EMS Credential Status
             a. Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.
             b. Held a North Carolina EMS Credential (EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic) that has expired and
                  qualifies for the reinstatement of a lapsed credential under 10A NCAC13P.0512.

    2. If the competence of the student falls below the required level, the student should be encouraged to
         improve those skills before renewing their EMS credential. An educational institution is not required to
         enroll a student whose skills do not meet the required level.


    SCOPE OF PRACTICE COMPONENT
    The scope of practice performance evaluation is scenario-based and must be consistent with the requirements detailed in the OEMS Technical Scope of Practice Performance Evaluations document.

          • For individuals completing a refresher course for the purpose of renewing an active and valid
              credential are not required to complete a Technical Scope of Practice.
          • For individuals completing a refresher course to reinstate an expired or amended credential shall
             successfully complete a level appropriate Technical Scope of Practice.


    EMS RECERTIFICATION AND REFRESHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The following represents a summary of the required components and recommended minimum time requirements for the EMS refresher program:

    National Requirements (NCCR) to include Local Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR)    EMR  EMT AEMT Paramedic
    Airway, Respiration, and Ventilation 3 10 10 12
    Cardiovascular 6 12 18 23
    Trauma – To include Pediatrics 2.5 8 13 14
    Medical – To include Pediatrics 7.5 16 21 25
    Operations 5 14 13 16
    Individual Competency- Provider selects EMS-Related Education 8 20 25 30
    Totals  32 80 100 120
    Class Schedule
    EMT Refresher Course  7/15/2024 – 10/14/2024   Click Here to Register
    AEMT Refresher Course  7/15/2024 – 10/14/2024  Click Here to Register
    Medic Refresher Course  7/15/2024 – 10/14/2024  Click Here to Register

     

    EMT Refresher Course 9/9/2024 – 12/9/2024  Link to Register Coming Soon!
    AEMT Refresher Course 9/9/2024 – 12/9/2024 Link to Register Coming Soon!
    Medic Refresher Course 9/9/2024 – 12/9/2024 Link to Register Coming Soon!
    Cost
    Registration Fee This fee maybe waived for those affiliated with an eligible Public Safety agency in North Carolina. $180.00 Search and Register for Courses!

    The Testing Center is now offering day and evening testing. Please call 910-272-3641 to schedule an appointment. 

    DAY

    LOCATION

    PHONE NUMER

    SCHEDULE

    Notes

    Monday-Thursday

    Building 14 Room 1427A

    910-272-3641

    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (last appointment 11:30 am)

    Lunch 2:00-3:00 pm

    Monday-Thursday

    Building 14 Room 1427A

    910-272-3641

    4:30 pm – Placement test; 5:30 pm CCR orientation

     

    Monday-Thursday

    Comtech

    910-272-3482

    8:00 am – 11:30 am