EMT-Basic Academy - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

EMT-Basic Academy

The EMT-Basic Academy introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National Registry EMT Basic certification.


$180 paid at registration. Up to $180* for clinical tuition, uniforms, insurance and CPR card.
$200 estimated for books
Certification exam fee is separate and scheduled through nremt.org or ncems.org.
Financial assistance may be available through the Work Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) with application and approval. Financial assistance available to veterans.

*All fees are subject to change without prior notification; fees are based on current State and National certifying bodies, and continually subject to legislative action.

Chelsey Ledford
Chelsey Ledford
Shelby Fire and Rescue

“I was looking for a new career path when a friend thought I would make a good fire fighter. I went through the Fire Academy and made it! I continued on to the EMT Academy and was hired by the City of Shelby when I finished. I love being a firefighter and helping people in the community!”


  • Preparation for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT Basic Certification
  • Earn course credit toward a two year Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Science when combined with Paramedic course

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school diploma/GED required, current high school seniors may participate if they will be 17 years of age by the end of the course or within one calendar year of taking the class (students must be 17 years of age to take the certification test but will not receive their state certification until achieving 18 years of age)
  • Achieve 11th grade level or above on required reading test


Academy offered Spring and Summer sessions
Spring: March – April
Summer: May – August
Various time options available
Brown Emergency Training Center at CCC


To register or learn more, please visit the Brown Emergency Training Center or contact us:
Teresa Lail at 704-669-4195 or lailt@clevelandcc.edu
Tommy McNeilly at 704-669-4194 or mcneillyt@clevelandcc.edu

EMT-Basic Academy