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Public Safety & Service

Through the Public Safety, Fire and EMS programs, we deliver training in the areas of Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Rescue Services, and Law Enforcement. Students are able to obtain certifications that lead to initial employment or advancement.

Students may qualify for tuition waiver based on affiliation with an authorized volunteer, municipal, county, or State organization. All courses must support the organizations’ training needs.

Class Offerings

ACLS Provider

This course follows the standard American Heart Association guidelines. It provides physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care providers with information concerning advanced management of the cardiac patient.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
ACLS Provider 01/13 – 01/14
06/15 – 06/16
09/22 – 09/23
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
FS
ThF
FS
Wayne West 119B $70

ACLS Refresher

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
ACLS Refresher 04/14
08/25
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM F Wayne West 119B $76

ALS Protocol Update

This course is 100% online and will provide Carteret County AEMT and Paramedics with the Carteret County Protocol update. Students will have four weeks to complete the four-hour update. You must preregister at least two weeks prior to the end date of the course.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
ALS Protocol Update 11/26 – 12/11 Online Online Online $70

AMLS Provider

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
AMLS 11/4 – 11/5
03/17 – 03/18
08/03 -08/04
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM FSat
FSat.
ThF
Wayne West 119B $85

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Curriculum is designed to prepare entry-level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills needed to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled.

BLS Protocol Update

This course is 100% online and will provide Carteret County EMR and EMT’s with the Carteret County Protocol update. Students will have four weeks to complete the two-hour update. You must preregister at least two weeks prior to the end date of the course.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled. 11/28 – 12/11 Online Online Online $70

BLS Provider CPR

This American Heart Association course teaches CPR skills to use with victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients. NOTE: The book, “AHA BLS Provider Manuel”, can be purchased from the college bookstore prior to the day of class. You must have a current text book to attend this course. The eBook is acceptable for this course. You must bring your own lap top or tablet to class to access your eBook. To contact the bookstore, call 252-222-6252.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
BLS Provider CPR
9/10
10/8
11/12
9 AM – 2 PM Sat. Wayne West 102 $50

BLS/PALS/ACLS Combo Refresher

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
BLS/PALS/ACLS Combo Refresher 11/18
02/24
05/05
07/13
11/17
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
F
F
F
Th
F
Wayne West 119B $70

Crystal Coast Fire Academy

The Crystal Coast Fire Academy (CCFA) is a 18-week evening program not to exclude Saturday days that involves some day time internship hours. Academy cadets receive North Carolina Fire/Rescue certification courses in the areas of Firefighter and Hazardous Materials NC L1 Responder. Additionally, cadets will receive NIMS 100 and 200 certification. Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) concepts will be taught as part of the curriculum along with other expanded firefighter topics including LP Gas firefighting. At the end of the academy, cadets will be taught job preparatory skills and will be exposed to a job placement process.

An application packet is available by contacting Kevin White at whitek@carteret.edu or (252) 222-6201

Note: Applications for the next class will be accepted through 07-15-2022.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled.

Detention Officer Certification

This course is offered under guidelines and requirements as set forth by N.C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission using lecture, demonstrations and practical exercises as methods of instruction by certified state instructors. Trainees must successfully pass State administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer. Course total is 179 hours, which includes the State Comprehensive Examination.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled.

Drones for First Responders

This class prepares Public Safety personnel to begin the process of starting a UAS / drone program in their agency as well as to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam. The class will consist of five days

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
Drones for First Responders 11/14 – 11/18 8 AM – 5 PM M-F MCPD Trng. Rm. / CCEOC $125

DSS Caseworker: Human Services Exploration (Phase 1)

This course is the first of a two part training program designed to provide the skills needed to start a career in Human Services with an emphasis on employment with the NC Department of Social Services (DSS). Gain entry level skills required to become a DSS employee, as well as interview and resume skills, job search and workplace success skills, and customer service skills.

For more information please contact Latesheca Johnson at 252-222-6204 or johnsonl@carteret.edu

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled.

DSS Caseworker: Income Maintenance (Phase 2)

This course is the second of a two part training program designed to provide the skills needed to start a career in Human Services with an emphasis on employment with the NC Department of Social Services (DSS). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Human Services Exploration course.

For more information please contact Latesheca Johnson at 252-222-6204 or johnsonl@carteret.edu

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
DSS Caseworker: Income Maintenance (Phase 2) 10/17 6 PM MW TBD $130

FLSE Educator Level I

This certification-related Fire and Life Safety Education (FLSE) course covers the basics of fire and life safety and is the first of three FLSE levels. This class is designed to give firefighters and fire & life safety educators ideas and confidence to teach fire safety to all ages. Students will participate in fire safety lessons and teach a safety lesson plan that they can use at their own fire department. Information will be presented on how to develop and maintain a work schedule, arrange meetings, presentations, and community events, while reducing scheduling conflicts. This is a NC Fire and Rescue Commission certification course.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
FLSE Educator Level I 9/26 – 9/30 9/26 – 9/28  9 AM – 6 PM

9/30 9 AM – 1 PM

M-F Western Carteret Fire & EMS $125

FLSE Educator Level II

This certification-related Fire and Life Safety Education (FLSE) course is the second of three FLSE levels. Using their local data, students will establish the types of problems occurring in their community and then develop a plan to decrease these injuries or losses through a community risk assessment. To make the class more effective, students should bring fire and injury loss statistics from their local areas. Students will develop lesson plans and learning objectives for a Fire and Life safety program to meet the need in their community. The course fee is waived for Fire Department personnel.

*** Notes: Course times; Dec. 12-15 0900-1800 / Dec. 16 0900-1300

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
FLSE Educator Level II 12/12 – 12/16 See notes above. M-F Western Carteret Fire & EMS $125

FLSE Educator Level III

This certification-related Fire and Life Safety Education (FLSE) course is the third of three FLSE levels. Using local demographics, students will identify issues and plan priorities for the life safety education programs and will create a marketing plan designed to increase awareness in their community. Educators will also discuss suggestions for working with elected officials to reduce injury, death and property damage. During this class, participants will create a developmentally appropriate training program for their agency and compile education materials to supplement the new program. Students will have the opportunity to write a grant proposal that can be submitted to a Grantor at the end of the class. To make the class more effective, students should bring fire and injury loss statistics from their local areas and ideas for their grant proposal. The course fee is waived for Fire Department personnel.

*** Notes: Course times; Jan. 23-26 0900-1800 / Jan. 27 0900-1300

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
FLSE Educator Level III 1/23 – 1/27 See notes above. M-F Western Carteret Fire & EMS $125

Fire Instructor II

This course will present the Instructor II candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications (2019 edition; Chapter 5). This curriculum should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/NFPA 1041 Standard, 2019 edition.

No fee for Fire: Course schedule;

*Notes: Nov. 4, 11 1800-2200 / Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13 0800-1700

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
Fire Instructor II 11/4 – 11/13 See Notes Above FSatSun Wayne West 112 $125

Fire Officer I

This certification-related course covers the knowledge, skills, and requirements referenced in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard, 2020 edition, for Fire Officer I training. Topics include officer roles and responsibilities, community risk reduction, budgets, fire cause determination, inspections, education, leadership, management, public relations, and other requirements included in the NFPA standard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant NFPA standards as required for state Fire Officer I certification. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact Office State Fire Marshal for details. Effective date January 1, 2022.

*Notes Oct. 14, 21 1800-2200 / Oct. 15, 16, 22 0800-1700 / Oct. 23 0800-1200

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
Fire Officer I 10/14 – 10/23 See Notes Above FSatSun Wayne West 112 $125

GEMS Advanced

This is an 8-hour classroom course for EMTs, paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians that expands upon the curriculum presented in the core course, with more in-depth content and complex scenarios. Students who successfully complete this course receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for four years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
GEMS Advanced 12/03
06/02
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat.
F
Wayne West 119B $70

GEMS Core

This is an 8-hour classroom course for EMTs, Paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS core providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
GEMS Core 12/02
06/01
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
F
Th
Wayne West 119B $70

NIMS ICS 300

This course provides greater description and details of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization and operations, including application of essential principles and description of air operations. There are five modules: Organizations and Staffing, Organizing for Incidents and Events, Resources Management, Air Operations and Incident and Event Planning. This course includes a final exam. Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, and ICS-700.

***Notes: No fee for Fire/EMS/CJC: Course schedule; Nov. 4, 5 0800-1700 / Nov. 6 0800-1200

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
NIMS ICS 300 11/4 -11/6 See Above Notes FSatSun Beaufort EMS $70

NIMS ICS 400

This course emphasizes large-scale organization development, roles and relationships of the primary staff, the planning, operational, logistical and fiscal consideration related to a large and complex, incident and event management. It describes the application of Area Command and the importance of interagency coordination during complex incidents and events. This course includes a final exam. Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, and ICS-300. This course must follow all current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.

***Notes: No fee for Fire/EMS/CJC: Course schedule; Nov. 12, 13 0800-1700

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
NIMS ICS 400 11/12 -11/13 See Above Notes WThF Beaufort EMS $70

PALS Provider

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
PALS Provider 10/28
10/29
02/10 – 02/11
06/22 – 06/23
10/27 – 10/28
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
F
Sat.
FS
ThF
FS
Wayne West 119B $70

PALS Refresher

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
PALS Refresher 4/28
09/01
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM F Wayne West 119B $70

PHTLS for First Responders

This course is designed for emergency medical responders (EMR), firefighters, rescue personnel, and law enforcement officers. This course trains first responders to provide the most effective trauma treatment before emergency medical services (EMS) arrive on scene. Course teaches and reinforces the principles of rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach, immediately treating life threatening problems as they are identified, and minimizing any delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination. Current course text book is mandatory. Students will receive the pre-test on the first day of class.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
PHTLS for First Responders 10/15
02/04
07/20
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Sat.
Sat.
Th
Wayne West 119b $70

PHTLS Provider

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
PHTLS Provider 10/07 – 10/08
01/20 -01/21
05/25 – 05/26
10/06 – 10/07
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Fri/Sat
FS
ThF
FS
Wayne West 119B $85

PHTLS Refresher

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
PHTLS Refresher 03/24
08/18
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM F Wayne West 119 B $70

Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership

Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) is a 16-hour course that provides EMS and Mobile Healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large. The course covers topics and skills in the following areas:
• Personal and professional values and beliefs
• Understanding the concept of “service beyond self”
• Personal responsibility for ethical decision making
• Strategies for conflict resolution
• Serving as an ambassador for the profession, agency, and community

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership 11/10 – 11/11 8 AM ThF Beaufort EMS $70

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Provider

The 2nd edition of NAEMT’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. NAEMT’s TECC course is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the current guidelines established by the Committee on TECC (Co-TECC), and meets all of the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education credit, and recognized by NREMT.
The 16-hour course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature:
• Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
• Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
• Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
For fee exemption, bring a letter of affiliation to the class.

CLASS DATE TIME DAY(S) LOCATION FEE REGISTER
There are no classes currently scheduled.
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