AEMT, Accelerated, Special Operations

Accelerated AEMT Special Operations Course

McDowell Technical Community College

March 7-March 25 2022


The Accelerated AEMT Special Operations course is a 256-hour class that meets the North Carolina requirements for approval to sit for the NC Emergency Medical Technician Exam.  The course will be held at MTCC and surrounding areas.  In addition to the AEMT curricula the course will introduce the student to Special Operations EMS environments and how to provide emergency medical care in those environments.  Special Operations topics include but are not limited to wilderness rescue, disaster medicine and tactical medicine.

Week one will occur mostly in the classroom.  After week one the course will consist of online components, in class sessions and field skills.  Online components are to be completed on Monday and Tuesdays and are self-paced with completion required before Wednesday.  Wednesday through Friday are in field skills sessions which will include variable night/overnight sessions.  Saturday and Sunday are generally off days except to complete required clinical/field internship (EMS) sessions. 

Successful completion of an EMS field internship (Ambulance ride time) and Clinical Experience (Emergency Department) is required and will be scheduled with local organizations. 

The final portion of the class will include a final computer based exam and scenario based skills exams. 


The course is free of charge for a limited time. Texts and learning management costs may apply.

Student prerequisites include:

  • Possession of a valid and active North Carolina EMT Credential, NREMT or other states EMS Credential prior to the start of the clinical or field component


  •  High school diploma or high school equivalency.


  •  Successful completion of college-level English, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level English.


  •  Successful completion of college-level Math, or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level Math.


  • A physical and mental fitness level enabling the student to operate safely in austere environments such as water, mountainous terrain and inclement weather is required.

For more information, please email M. Todd Mullenix at:

To register for the course please contact Susan Grindstaff at:

Opportunity Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 08:00 to Friday, March 25, 2022 - 17:00
Statewide (No County)
Federal (No County)
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