Courses / Requirements

  • Emergency Medical Technician Initial Courses
  • Course is 260 hours long
  • Cost to register for class is $261.00 (includes CAPS/TECH fees, CPR card and Insurance).
    • The $5.00 CAPS fee and is nonrefundable.
  • 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 by appointment, call 336-734-7831 or at The Mazie Woodruff Center, room 106, by appointment, call 336-734-7920.
    • 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 at West Campus to register and pay for the class.
  • Payment is due at time of registration.
  • The uniform is black cargo pants, Forsyth Tech Shirt (available at the main campus bookstore), black close toed shoes and belt.
  • BOOK – Prehospital Care 14th edition, Brady/Pearson, ISBN: 9780135379134, 013537913X and 9780135479162, 0135479169 e text
  • 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.

Summer / Fall 2022

EMT Basic Initial
Course Code: 159555
EMS-4200-925
Date: February 7, 2023 – June 17, 2023.
Meets T/Th 6pm to 10pm every other Saturday 8am – 5pm
Location: Stokes County Center 119
Please get your TABE test done ASAP by calling to schedule it at the Mazie Woodruff Center, 336-734-7920. If a member of a fire department, have your chief to write a note on department letterhead that you are a member in good standing. the letter and the TABE results to Customer Service on the West Campus to register for the class. You will be fee exempt for most of the cost of the class. PLEASE HURRY!!
EMT Basic Initial
Course Code: 154813
EMS-4200-918
Date: Jan 4, 2023 – Jun12, 2023
Meets M/W 6pm to 10pm
Location: MWC, Rm 236
EMT Basic Initial
Course Code: 159727
EMS-4200-922
Date: Mar 7, 2023 – Aug 8, 2023
Meets T/Th 8pm to 12pm / Sat 8am to 5pm
Location:MWC, Rm 236
EMT Basic Initial Fast Track
Course Code: 156318
EMS-4200-919
Date: Feb 13 – Mar 31, 2023
Meets M – F 8am to 5pm
Location: NWFC, Rm 236
Paramedic
Course Code: 159291
EMS-4400-903
Date: Mar 6, 2023 – Feb 6, 2024
Meets M/T 8pm to 5pm
Location:MWC, Rm 234
Prospective students must have successfully completed an EMT course prior to enrolling in this course. Acceptable courses are as follows: EMS-4200, EMS-110. Prospective students must be a credentialed North Carolina EMT prior to their first clinical date. Clinicals will begin after April 2nd, 2023.
Anatomy and Physiology must be completed prior to completion of this of this course. Acceptable A & P courses are as follows: EMS-3163, BIO 165 and 166, BIO 168 and 169.
Paramedic
Course Code: 159293
EMS-4400-904
Date: Mar 8, 2023 – Feb 8, 2024
Meets W/Th 8pm to 5pm
Location:MWC, Rm 234
Prospective students must have successfully completed an EMT course prior to enrolling in this course. Acceptable courses are as follows: EMS-4200, EMS-110. Prospective students must be a credentialed North Carolina EMT prior to their first clinical date. Clinicals will begin after April 2nd, 2023.
Anatomy and Physiology must be completed prior to completion of this of this course. Acceptable A & P courses are as follows: EMS-3163, BIO 165 and 166, BIO 168 and 169.

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:

Sharon Turner
Staff Assistant
336.757.3057
sturner@forsythtech.edu

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