Courses / Requirements: SPRING / SUMMER 2021

  • Emergency Medical Technician Initial Courses
  • Course is 260 hours long
  • Cost to register for class is $211.00 (includes CAPS/TECH fees, CPR card and Insurance).
    • The $5.00 CAPS fee and is nonrefundable.
  • There will be a charge of approximately $97.00 to Castlebranch for a Back Ground Check and Drug Screening. You must also have or get all immunizations up to date.
  • Before registering, you must successfully complete a Reading Comprehension test at an 11th grade reading level.
    • Reading Comprehension testing is offered at the West Campus, Room 8
    • Schedule an appointment @ 336.734.7831. Must bring driver’s license and social security card for test, no cost for testing
  • After the reading test you can take the results to Customer Service to register and pay.
  • Payment is due at time of registration.
  • The uniform is black cargo pants, a Forsyth Tech shirt (TBD), black close toed shoes and belt.
  • BOOK – Prehospital Care 11th edition, Brady/Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-470445-6 or 0-13-470445-2
  • If fee exempt, a copy of work or volunteer affiliation is required prior to registering.

**Paid law enforcement will be fee exempt ONLY if this course is deemed necessary to fulfill their job duties and will require a written statement to that effect from a superior on agency letterhead.

Course Code: 143207/143208
Date: Jan 11, 21 – May 12, 2021
Every Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30am– 2:00pm
(2) Sat’s, 5/8/21 8:30am-5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236
Course Code: 143147/143149
Date: Jan 25, 21 – Jun 30, 2021
Every Mon/Wed 6pm – 10pm
2nd and 4th Sat’s 8am-5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236
Course Code: 143205/143206
Date: Mar 25, 21 – Aug 31, 21
Every Tue/Thu 8am – 12pm
2nd and 4th Sat’s 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236
Course Code: 143153/143156
Date: May 6, 21 – Oct 12, 21
Every Tue/Thu 6pm – 10pm
2nd and 4th Sat’s 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236
Course Code: 143220/143221
Date: Jun 1, 21 – Aug 17, 21
Every Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 8am – 3pm
(1) Sat, 8/14/21 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 214/215

Upon successful completion of the EMT Basic course with an 80 or better grade the student is eligible to take the state exam.

  • Walk in registration – Mon – Wed 9am-5:30pm, Thur 9am -6:30pm (lunch 12:45-1:45pm), Fri 9am – 12:45pm
  • Register by phone 336-734-7718, M – Th 9am – 4pm, Fri 9am – 12 noon.

Thank you for your interest in classes at Forsyth Technical Community College!

EMT Continued Certification

If you are a professional EMT, you can take classes necessary to maintain specific skills or certifications at Forsyth Tech. These classes will be fee exempt with proof of affiliation.

Courses available at Forsyth Tech are listed below. Not all courses are available each term; however, if there is enough demand, a class may be scheduled through special arrangement with the program coordinator.

  • EMT Basic Initial
  • EMT Basic Continuing Education
  • Methodology of Instruction for Emergency Services

Specialty Classes

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Pediatric Education for the Prehospital Professional (PEPP)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

For more information or to ask about scheduling a needed course, contact:

Penni Swaim
Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services

Sharon Turner
Secretary, EMS

Firefighter, Police, and EMT badges and symbols

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