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The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is approved by the State of North Carolina and credentialed through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services to offer this intensive 19-day EMT-Basic training. The training satisfies eligibility requirements for the National Registry, State and EMT certification. NCOAE offers this efficient and effective EMT training, taught by our professional instructors on the NCOAE campus in Wilmington, North Carolina.
- 19 days
NCOAE’s certified EMS instructors are the best in the industry, including EMT-Paramedics, firefighters, military operations specialists, and experts in critical care management. They provide expert instruction and individualized training to ensure your EMT-Basic training meets and exceeds the high expectations for all NCOAE courses.
NCOAE’s team of remote rescue professionals designed this accelerated EMT training course. The curriculum is comprehensive, efficient, and satisfies eligibility requirements for the National Registry, State and EMT certification. Classes meet all day Monday through Friday for 172 didactic hours, with an additional 24 hours of clinical and field practice on Saturday or Sunday.
- Duration: 19 days
- Minimum Age: 18
- Tuition: $2,150.00
- Credit Hours: 2
- All students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion, allowing those students to sit for the NREMT and state exams.
- Students receive American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider CPR certification, valid for two years.
- Course topics include: patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, oxygen administration, automatic defibrillation, environmental medicine, and toxins.
- Academic Credit
- Course Outcomes
- The NCOAE-Emergency Medical Technician-Basic- Student Manual was designed and published specifically to follow the progression of the accelerated EMT training course and written to meet the requirements of the National Registry.
- This course meets all requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) curriculum, AND the State of North Carolina EMT-Basic curriculum.
- Students will participate in at least ten hours of Emergency Room observation. Ambulance rotations may also be required.
- This on site component of this training takes place at the NCOAE campus. You’ll have housing options including living with fellow students in a “tent city” environment, complete with bed, shower, kitchenette, wi-fi, and 24-hour access to an on-site classroom. Or, if you choose, you are welcome to bring your own tent or hammock to use nearly anywhere on our 17-acre facility.
- Day 1: EMS systems / workforce safety and wellness, medical, legal, professionalism and ethics
- Day 2: The human body, to include anatomy, body systems, physiology & pathophysiology, and nervous system, cardiovascular and respiratory system; Lifting and moving
- Day 3: Quiz 1, CPR for Health Care Providers, Principles of Pharmacology, Practical skills
- Day 4: Airway management/Advanced Airway management
- Day 5: Patient Assessment System; Scene Size Up, Primary, Secondary, Detailed Physical/Focused, Re-Assessment
- Day 6: Haz-Mat/Blood borne Pathogens Training and Certification
- Day 7: FEMA Training and Certification
- Day 8: Quiz 2, Shock, Medical Overview, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Day 9: Medical/Neurological Emergencies, Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies, Gynecologic Emergencies
- Day 10: Medical/ Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies, Toxicology, Psychiatric Emergencies
- Day 11: Quiz 3, Trauma Overview/Bleeding, Soft-tissue Injuries, Face and neck Injuries
- Day 12: Trauma/Head and Spine Injuries, Chest Injuries, skills
- Day 13: Ride Alongs/Clinicals/Study/ personal downtime
- Day 14: Ride Alongs/Clinicals/ Study/ personal downtime
- Day 15: Ride Alongs/Clinicals/ Study/ personal downtime
- Day 16: Ride Alongs/Clinicals/ Study/ personal downtime
- Day 17: Quiz 5, Scope of Practice Review
- Day 18: Scope of Practice/Psychomotor Evaluation
- Day 19: Final Exam, Celebrate!
No. EMS educational institutes across the country are not legally permitted to administer this exam. Upon successful completion of your EMT-B training, you will request Authorization To Test (ATT) from your NREMT profile page (NCOAE will help you establish this during your training with us). From here, you will schedule your NREMT exam at a Pearson VUE testing center near you.
No. Not everyone decides to take the NREMT exam, therefore it is not included in the cost of tuition.
You will be assigned a clinical ride-along site and time during the first week of class.
Pre-requisites – Students must:
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Have a High School Diploma or GED
- Have current documentation of vaccination from (MMR) Mumps, Measles and Rubella, (HBV) Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis (PPD) screen in last year. Students who started the HBV series meet the requirements.
- Have no criminal record of felony charges
- Complete a 9-pannel or greater urinalysis drug screen
- Have completed a background check with CastleBranch (see attached form and directions)
On average between 18 and 30 – but we commonly have older students as well.
Time off depends on your clinical schedule and your evening time management. Students generally have very little free time during our course.
We recommend that you do although it is not required.
Yes, we monitor all test scores from our students and are happy to serve as a resource.
The EMT-B certification is required by many rescue and law enforcement entities, lifeguards, ski patrol, athletic trainers, as well as recreational guides and of course ambulance medics. Many folks come to us for a strong foundation in EMS training before they go on to advanced training. Most of our students take the EMT-B Intensive in combination of the Wilderness upgrade for EMT’s from WMTC for to support oversees travel expeditions or recreational employment stateside.
It depends. If you have successfully completed one of our WFR courses and your certification has not yet expired, then yes; you will automatically upgrade to a WEMT until the original WFR certification expires. Your wilderness upgrade (WEMT) expiration date is the same as your original WFR certification expiration date.
If you received your WFR certification from another provider, you will need to contact that provider after completing your EMT-B course and provide them with proof of successful completion of the EMT course. That provider will determine whether or not you may be upgraded to a WEMT.
No, not at this time.
Yes. It is common for students enrolled in other universities to submit paperwork to the completed by our administration to receive appropriate credit.
At our 17-acre campus in Southeastern North Carolina (about 1 mile from the beach), the cost of tuition is $2,150.00 (plus an optional $200.00 for course housing if students plan to live on campus). At other collaborative sites prices may vary slightly.
No. A grocery store, several coffee shops, fast-food, and casual dining options are within walking distance from our campus. We provide both refrigerated and dry food storage space as well as some utensils, a coffee maker, hotplate, microwave, and toaster oven for students to prepare meals on site.
Students may bring their own tent, or stay in one of our ‘rustic’ cabins. There is no power in the cabins and each one sleeps four students. The same price of $200.00 applies regardless of whether or not the student wishes to camp or stay in a cabin. The housing option includes shower access, pavilion for cooking and kitchen cleanup area and trash removal. Please let us know what your preference is when you register.
Contact our office and we can recommend hotels and campgrounds close by.
Your work during our EMT-Basic Training may be eligible for college-level credits through Keystone College:
- PHED 1125 F2F 001 — 1st Aid/Safety: 2 credits
The course is intensive, but we make time for fun along with the fundamentals. Upon successful course completion of this 169-hour course, students will take the written and practical exams. The license remains valid for three years.
The EMT-B certification is required by many rescue and law enforcement entities, lifeguards, ski patrol, athletic trainers, as well as recreational guides and ambulance medics.
Most NCOAE students elect to complete the EMT-B Intensive, in combination with the Wilderness upgrade for EMT’s from WMTC, which can provide skills to support oversees travel expeditions or recreational employment stateside.
The National Center for Outdoor and Adventure (NCOAE) EMT Basic course is absolutely relevant to the Emergency Medical Service provider, the outdoor enthusiast, and those interested in being able to serve others in their greatest…