The Beaufort County Community College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 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. However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

EMS credentials qualify you to work for EMS/rescue squads, transport services, and hospitals or other non-traditional settings. Start TODAY!

Students must pre-register before the start date of any initial certification programs listed below. Registration instructions can be found by clicking the Continuing Education General Information link and choosing Registration. Initial certification class start dates can be found in the corresponding links below. A schedule of upcoming monthly continuing education classes for EMS providers is listed at the bottom of this page in the Google Calendar

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

The annual report is in process and a link will be provided to access the Annual Report after we have data to provide. This report will consist of the latest paramedic class outcome results for the National Registry, NC State Written Exam, Retention, and Positive Job Placement of our students.

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Registration fees are waived for individuals credentialed as an Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, EMT, Advance EMT, and/or EMT-Paramedic; Members of State Medical Assistance Teams (SMATs); Municipal, county or State public safety dispatcher/telecommunicator; and EMS personnel whose duty station is on a NC military installation. All other students will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.

Financial assistance is available for eligible students. Please click on the Financial Assistance link under General Information for more information.


In response to the need for a new mobile simulation lab for EMS students at Beaufort County Community College, PotashCorp donated $18,500 toward the purchase of an ambulance. The mobile simulation lab enables EMS students to practice treating patients on the highway under realistic ambulance conditions. It allows students to become more comfortable practicing technical life-saving skills during their initial training at BCCC and during monthly continuing education classes. Instructors can stop a scenario and students can repeat a procedure until they show that they can do it safely and efficiently under stressful, simulated conditions. This mobile classroom can be driven to the various EMS departments in BCCC’s service area and used for training.

For more information, please contact:
Billy Respass
Director of EMS Programs
Building 8, Room 804
Phone: (252) 940-6468
Fax: (252) 946-6254

Larry Gales
Coordinator of EMS
Building 8, Room 803
Phone: (252) 940-6297
Fax: (252) 946-6254

Jack Cote
Paramedic Instructor
Building 8, Room 803
Phone: (252) 940-6371
Fax: (252) 946-6254