Paramedic Course - Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury NC

EMS 4400 Paramedic Iniital Course

Dates:                    On-line orientation 12/15/21 1800-2100

Classroom – 1/12/22-9/12/22

Clinical/Field: Begins 6/16/22 (must be completed by 1/31/23)


Days:                     Rotate Monday/Tuesday then Wednesday/Thursday and   

                                        Several weekends


Times:                              0900-1800


Course Hours:                  660 contact hours (66 CEU)

                                                  (360 classroom, 200 lab, 100 on-line)

                                        500 clinical/field hours


Location:                     North Campus, Building 600, Room 126 & 102, Salisbury


Instructor:                    Erich Byrd, Paramedic, BS, Level II, Lead Instructor

                                     Tracy Love, Paramedic, BS, Level II, Clinical Coordinator

                                     Ben Young, NRP, BS, Level II, Clinical Coordinator

                                     Alan Thompson, NRP, BS, Level II, Program Director


Cost:                                Didactic: $180

                                        Clinical: $180

(Fire, law, & rescue personnel may be fee exempt for tuition)

                                        FISDAP: $226

                                        Background screening/testing: $48

                                        Books: Approximately $600

                                        Professional Liability Insurance: $15.43

                                        Uniform shirts: $20 each

                                        PPE: $75

                                        Scholarships may be available upon acceptance


Program also eligible for potential GEERS Scholarship


Pre-Requisites:                 *NC or National EMT credential

*High School Diploma or GED

*College degree or Work Keys Assessment or TABE     assessment within one year of application

*Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 163, BIO 165/166, BIO 168/169, EMS 3163 or university equivalent)

*Advising appointment with EMS Program Director


Course:                            Contract # - 2102201    Datatel # - 108644


Course Information:        Contact to schedule advising appointment and receive information packet to get the process started.


Registration:                    Registration will be completed upon acceptance into program and after pre-requisites verified


Class Size:                       Class size limited to 20


Course Text:                    Primary

                                        Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets 8th edition


                                        American Heart Association ACLS Provider Manual

                                        American Heart Association PALS Provider Manual

                                        Prehospital Trauma Life Support Manual

                                        NCOEMS/NCCEP Protocols Procedures (

                                        NCOEMS Candidate Workbook (


Accreditation:                  “The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”


Additional:                       Students with a NC or National Paramedic credential may apply for the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Emergency Medical Science (Bridge Program) Continuing Education Program

Opportunity Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 18:00 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 12:30
Statewide (No County)
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