Meet our most recent completers of the Emergency Medical Technician course offered at the Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville. Pictured left to right include: (left to right) Austin Huntington, Instructor Kevin Lyford, Carl Huntington, Connor Borst, Alicia Hollar, Noah Hollar and Andrew Hampton. The next EMT class will begin January 30 and end on May 22, 2017. The class will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Class will meet on occasional Saturdays.
EMT-Basic course is approximately 160 to 200 hours in length, and includes classroom, skills development, and clinical components. The clinical portion involves observation time spent in an Urgent Care Center under the supervision of medical staff and another facet involves responding to emergency calls with one of the local county EMS providers.
Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the NC OEMS credentialing examination for EMT-Basic. Students are required to be a minimum of 16 years of age and must turn 17 before the last day of class in order to enroll in the course and may enroll as a dual enrollee from High School. All other students must hold a High School diploma or G.E.D. or demonstrate a reading proficiency of at least a 10th grade level on a standard reading examination. Students are required to submit a certified criminal background check to the clinical EMS affiliate when instructed by said affiliate.
Costs for the course includes tuition $219 (if applicable), liability and accident insurance $15.75, CPR card $6, lab fees $10.00, textbook and workbook approximately $170. (Any and all fees are subject to change without notice). The student may also be required to purchase other supplies such as uniform shirt and name badge.