EMT, Accelerated, Special Operations

Accelerated EMT Special Operations Course

McDowell Technical Community College

Jan 31-March 3 2022


The Accelerated EMT Special Operations course is a 240-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 EMT 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) is required and will be scheduled with local EMS services. 

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. Text and Learning Management System costs may apply.

Student prerequisites include:

  • 17 years of age on or before the official end date of the course.


  • Possession of a high school diploma, high school equivalency or successful completion of an exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the eleventh-grade level.   Contact Jimmy Hensley at: jimmyh@mcdowelltech.edu    p-828-659-6001 ext 140


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


For more information, please email M. Todd Mullenix at:  mtmullenix93@go.mcdowelltech.edu

To register for the course please contact Susan Grindstaff at:   sggrindstaff18@go.mcdowelltech.edu

Opportunity Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 08:00 to Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 17:00
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