Paramedic Initial (night) Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Paramedic Initial (night class)

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury NC

Dates:                              Classroom – 5/11/22-8/22/23

Clinical/Field: Begins 3/29/23 (must be completed by 12/31/23)


Days:                    Rotate Monday/Tuesday then Wednesday/Thursday and 

                                      Several weekends


Times:                            1800-2200 on weekdays

                                      0900-1800 on required weekends


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, Salisbury


Instructor:                    Erich Byrd, Paramedic, MHS(c), Level II, Lead Instructor

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

                                     Ben Young, NRP, MHS(c), 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 # - 2202200    Datatel # - 111126



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, May 11, 2022 - 18:00 to Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 22:00
Statewide (No County)
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