Through the Public Safety areas of Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services and Law Enforcement, training is provided to over 5,000 students and citizens per year for Wayne and surrounding counties. With State and Federal regulations requirements in these areas, students are able to obtain jobs and advancements in their present employment.
Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Service Programs are designed to provide certification in Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR), First Aid, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. Continuing Education is available to EMS agencies, rescue squads, ambulance services, fire departments, and law enforcement agencies. BLS (CPR), EMT and Paramedic recertification classes are offered when needed and for renewal of certificates. These courses are offered to EMS providers, medical personnel, interested citizens, business, industries, and church groups. Classes are held on campus, online, throughout the county, and on requested sites (such as businesses, churches, etc.).
Wayne Community College offers a wide variety of quality Fire and Rescue Training. Our programs include Fire Fighter I & II Certification Courses, NC Technical Rescuer, Rescue Specialties: Trench, Confined Space, Collapse, Ropes, and Water. We offer Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Fire/Arson Investigator, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Fire Apparatus Driver/ Operator, Hazardous Materials Responder, Instructor Methodology, and various other non-certification classes. These courses help Firefighters fulfill the requirements and the needs of their respective departments (both volunteer and paid) and help with fire service career development. Wayne Community College is committed to delivering excellent classes through skilled instructors to ensure safe, innovative, and informative classes.
Law Enforcement Training
The Law Enforcement Training Programs are designed to train and upgrade personnel in basic law enforcement, detention officer, 911 Telecommunications, and firearms. An extended effort is made to work with the various law enforcement departments throughout Wayne County. From a pool of state and local instructors, the College is able to meet the training needs and desires of law enforcement within Wayne County. View our Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) schedule.
Credit for Prior Learning
Some Public Safety courses are transferable into credit in our Criminal Justice Technology and Emergency Management associate degree programs. Questions concerning Continuing Education credit should be directed to the Workforce Continuing Education Office of Admissions and Records or the Public Safety department.
Credit for Prior Learning information.
Angie Blizzard, Dean of Public Safety/BLET Coordinator – (919) 739-6803
Doris Alston, Program Support Coordinator – (919) 739-6799
Kim Boswell, EMS Coordinator – (919) 739-6893
Ricky Barnes, Fire Services Coordinator – (919) 739-6803