Emergency Medical Services

Extended Learning Services

Emergency Medical Services

You can find out what classes are being offered by going to the Workshop Calendar.


Central Community College offers a variety of classes for people interested in or already involved in the Emergency Medical Services field. Some classes are scheduled every semester; other classes or additional classes can be scheduled if there are at least eight people who plan to enroll in the class.

Here are some of the offerings:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course prepares individuals to pass the National Registry exam so they may become a certified Emergency Medical Technician. These supplementary modules are also offered: advanced airway, glucose monitoring, IV monitoring, epinephrine/aspirin, MDI/nebulizer and pulse oximetry.

EMT Refresher

The class provides continuing education for EMTs. The National Registry exam is not required; however, students must pass an end-of-course final.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The class prepares individuals to perform initial assessment and intervention, as well as to assist other EMS providers. Students must pass the National Registry exam. The course includes the airway, trauma: immobilization and EPI-aspirin modules and is 50 hours in duration.

EMT Bridge (EMR to EMT)

The class prepares first responders to become certified EMTs. Students must pass the National Registry exam. This course is 90-108 hours in duration.

Emergency Medical Responder Refresher

The class provides continuing education for first responders. The National Registry exam is not required. The course is 20 hours in duration.

Prehospital Emergency Care Course for Nurses

The class prepares LPNs and RNs to become an EMT. Students must pass the National Registry exam. The course is about 75 hours in duration.


The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. It also prepares them to take the National Registry Exam to receive their certification. In order to enroll, individuals must have current certification as an EMT and hold a current health care provider or professional rescuer CPR card.

Paramedic Refresher

The course is designed to maintain a paramedic’s competence in knowledge and skill performance. It meets the National Registry requirement of 48 hours of continuing education in specific areas every two years.

Stand Alone Modules:

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  • Advanced Airway (Includes, Combi-Tube, King series airways & Suctioning Dual Lumen Airway)
  • IV Monitoring
  • Epinephrine/Albuterol (Asthma & Anaphalxis)
  • Glucose
  • IV Administration

    Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

  • Epinephrine-Aspirin
  • Trauma: Immobilization (Includes Spine and Extremities)


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Written by Cassie Smith   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:21