Courses / Requirements

  • 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.

Emergency Medical Responder
Course Code: 148499
Date: Aug 3, 21 – Oct 12, 2021
Every Tues/Thur, 6pm – 10pm
Some Sat.’s 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 213
EMT Basic
Course Code: 147500
Date: Sep 7, 21 – Mar 3, 2022
Every Tue/Thu, 8am – 12pm
Most 2nd and 4th Sat.’s 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236
EMT Basic
Course Code: 148508
Date: Oct 14, 21 – Apr 14, 2022
Every Tues/Thur, 6pm – 10pm
Some Sat.’s 8am – 5pm
Location: MWC, Room 236

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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