Public Safety

SCC is proud to provide training to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Providers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics. Training in the initial classes, as well as continuing education, is offered. SCC offers many pathways for students to be successful in the Public Safety Field. Visit our program websites for more information and to see all of our current offerings.

Emergency Medical Services

SCC is proud to provide training to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Providers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics. Training in the initial classes, as well as continuing education, is offered.


Fire & Rescue

Are you a firefighter who needs training, or are you interested in becoming a firefighter?

Our fire training division offers fire and rescue training classes to Columbus County. Classes to provide NC Fire and Rescue Certifications (through the NC Fire & Rescue Commission), courses for re-certification, and courses in the latest technology are offered locally on a regular basis.


In-Service Law Enforcement (BLET)

The Continuing Education and Workforce Division at SCC offer Law Enforcement Training for currently sworn police, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, correctional officers, probation officers, and others affiliated directly with law enforcement. Much of the training is mandated by the North Carolina Department of Justice and Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division or the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Training topics range from generic to topic-based classes, which are suitable for all law enforcement personnel. These classes range from legal matters, firearms training, juvenile minority sensitivity training and communication, and observation skills.

Training can also be very specific: Crisis Intervention Training (Mental Health Intervention Education), Speed Measurement (Radar), Drug Interdiction, Firearms, CRDT (control, restraints and defensive tactics), and SCAT (subject, control, and apprehension tactics).


Program Licensure Disclosures

Program Licensure Disclosure – Fire Rescue Training Programs

All classes are designed to meet the requirements of the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for certification as a firefighter or technical rescuer. The student must have a high school diploma or GED and must be 18 years of age in order to be certified by the State of North Carolina. Classes are registered separately, so you may take one or more classes as needed. Students must attend 80% of scheduled class hours to test for certification. Testing includes a written test and hands on practical. Passing score of 70% for both is required. Students must complete a certification application to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission to become certified as a firefighter or technical rescuer.

Program Licensure Disclosure – CPR, ACLS, PALS 

The AHA’s BLS Provider Course reflects science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Contact Stephanie Kriner, Director Fire/EMS Training to request an updated schedule.

Program Licensure Disclosure – EMS Programs

Paramedic Graduate Outcome Summary
2019
Attrition 33%
Retention 66%
Pass Rate 100%
Positive Placement 100%

Program Licensure Disclosure – In-service Law Enforcement

Contacts

Travis Paul

Director of Public Safety Education and Prison Education

(910) 788-6217

HHS-Building, Rm 104

travis.paul@sccnc.edu

Brandy Nance

Interim Director of Fire/EMS Training

(910) 788-6213

HHS 105

brandy.nance@sccnc.edu

Fabian Hewett

BLET Director/Instructor

(910) 788-6410

HHS, Rm 108

fabian.hewett@sccnc.edu