Emergency Medical Services


Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at ECC is designed to provide certification in a wide variety of emergency medical programs. It provides career and volunteer EMS agencies with the opportunity to develop cognitive knowledge as well as basic and advanced skills that are based on pre-hospital emergency situations. View the EMS Program information and application process.

A broad range of specialty classes, based on both department needs and new training standards, are offered during the year on the college campus or at various fire departments. Many of these classes are offered to interested citizens, however, Emergency Medical Service classes that require physical exertion and use specialized departmental equipment are offered to credentialed EMS personnel only.

The Edgecombe Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self-Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Contact CoAEMSP:

(214) 703-8445

Steps to Register

Please complete and return the Public Safety Agency Affiliation Form to Edgecombe Community College prior to the start of your course. If you are not sure that you qualify for fee waiver status, please click here for more information.

Available courses include but are not limited to:

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)* Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)* Advanced EMT (AEMT)* AEMT-to-Paramedic Bridge*
Paramedic* Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) EMS Officer I & II Emergency Vehicle Driving
Online EMT Refresher Course Online AEMT Refresher Course Online Paramedic Refresher Course Online Monthly EMS Training

*N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services, Credentialed, Skilled Assessment and Written Exam. This is a four-year renewable certification with optional monthly continuing education updates through departmental in-service training or refresher course near the end of the credentialed period.

Cohort Retention Rate NC Paramedic Exam Pass Rate Job Placement
2022 No graduates during the 2022 reporting year
2023 46% 83.30% 100%


Adam Culbertson
Fire and EMS Coordinator
Office 320, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6616

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

EMS Disclosure