EMS and Emergency Management


The EMS and Emergency Management program at ECC is designed to provide certification in a wide variety of emergency medical programs. It provides full time and volunteer EMS agencies with the opportunity to develop knowledge, basic skills, and advanced skills based on pre-hospital emergency situations. Programs are open to all EMS departments in North Carolina.

A broad range of specialty classes, based on both department needs and new training standards, are offered during the year on the college campus or at various fire departments. Many of these classes are offered to interested citizens, however, Emergency Medical Service classes that require physical exertion and use specialized departmental equipment are offered to credentialed EMS personnel only.

Steps to Register

Please complete and return the Public Safety Agency Affiliation Form to Edgecombe Community College prior to the start of your course. If you are not sure that you qualify for fee waiver status, please click here for more information.

Available courses include but are not limited to:

Emergency Medical Technician* Advanced EMT* Paramedic* Medical Responder*
Basic Life Support Advanced Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Anatomy and Physiology National Incident Management System Incident Command Emergency Vehicle Driving
Hazardous Materials / Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness Spanish for EMS A wide variety of EMS Refresher Programs based on need and departmental request

*N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services, Credentialed, Skilled Assessment and Written Exam. This is a four-year renewable certification with optional monthly continuing education updates through departmental in-service training or refresher course near the end of the credentialed period.


John Wilson
Coordinator of EMS & Fire Services Training
Office 320, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6616

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

EMS and Emergency Management Disclosure