Emergency Medical Services training is offered at community colleges across the state to meet the workforce training needs of EMS personnel, including Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics.


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 EMS Certifications:

Many community college classes prepare students for state certification. Local college program coordinators can provide information on these courses and any related requirements. In addition, information on North Carolina’s Emergency Medical Services certification requirements can be found here:

  • State Governing Body:  NC Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  • Associated State Agency:  NC Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) – Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)
  • For More Information:  https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/EMS/credcomp.htm  


Community College Contacts:

For more information, please email us at publicsafetytraining@nccommunitycolleges.edu.  For questions about specific local college training courses, please contact the college directly.  A listing of colleges can be found on this website (Find a College). 

EMS education is also provided through curriculum degree programs at colleges across the state.  The System Office contact for the curriculum Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program A45340 Emergency Medical Services is Renee Batts at battsr@nccommunitycolleges.edu. For a list of colleges offering associate degree programs, please consult the NCCCS Education Catalog at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs/education-catalog.


Waiver of Training Registration Fees

The NC Legislature authorizes NC community colleges to waive the registration fees of authorized public safety personnel for selected/eligible training courses. Your local community college will have additional details.

Individual college forms and processes may vary, but all colleges fall under the guidance found in the most current State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC) policies on tuition and fee waivers: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/numbered-memos/cc16-040.


The primary System Office contact for public safety training fee waivers is Tracy McPherson, Director of Public Safety Training Programs, at mcphersont@nccommunitycolleges.edu.