Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Intensive

Earn your credentials in three weeks with our intensive EMT Basic course.

Landmark Learning is the leading private teaching institution approved by the N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services to teach the EMT-Basic curriculum - and the top provider to offer it in this intensive format.

Our classes meet all day Monday through Saturday for three consecutive weeks. During nights and weekends, we offer you the opportunity to attend 12 hours of clinical experience working with ambulance crews and emergency room personnel who are affiliated with our program.

Upgrading to WEMT? If you have recently attended a WMI Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course you are eligable to bridge this WFR and EMT to become a WEMT.

Click here for additional course registration information.

Course Length:

         3 weeks, 169 hours

Recommended for:

Individuals supplementing their career with emergency medicine; wilderness guides and instructors; ambulance crews, firefighters, law enforcement officers and military personnel


Minimum age 18 years old

High school diploma or GED

No felony convictions and no driving violations

For students wishing to attend 12 hours optional clinical experience (outside of regular class days - Sundays and evenings in 4 hour shifts), the following is also required: 

Medwest Clinical Orientation

Background Check (Intellenet.net)

10-Panel Drug Screen (TestCountry.com)

Childhood vaccination record, including Hep B

TB Test within 6 months of course start date.  If possible, a negative chest screen is also required.


When ALL prerequisite information and course payment is made, your EMT text will be shipped to you pre-course.  Texts will be shipped 30 days prior to course start.  


Course Cost:

$1,950 - Current Appalachian State Students

$2,000 - Other

$500 deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course

Course costs include:

  • Experienced Instructional Staff, certified as NREMT-B to NREMT-P
  • Landmark Learning is an accredited EMS school recognized by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS)
  • Small class size, with a maximum of 18 students
  • Course textbook - Brady, “Emergency Care” 13th Edition
  • Three Ring Binder
  • ASHI CPR Pro 2-year certification
  • Clinical uniform shirt
  • Clinical malpractice insurance
  • All course equipment is provided for student use
  • Access to all course equipment after class hours for study and practice
  • Min of 12 hours of clinical experience on ambulances and emergency rooms
  • Daily quizzes for material highlights and retention
  • Mid-course performance evaluation with instructor, 1:1
  • Learn additional advanced life support assist skills that increase your abilities
  • Upon completion- opportunity to participate in NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals.
  • Many of our students go on to excel in EMT-I and EMT-Paramedic programs


Monday, July 24 - Saturday, August, 12, 2017

          8:00am-5:00pm all days


Broadstone at Appalachian State University

1431 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604


Onsite lodging at Broadstone is optional.  Camping, car camping or cabin space is available at Broadstone  on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any overnight stay is $10/night and grants access to the kitchen amenities and indoor showers located in cabins.

Certifications Received:

Emergency Medicine Technican

Eligibility for National Registery EMT and NC certificatn exams


Certifications are current for two years.

Academic Course Credit:

Appalachian State University’s Recreation Managment Department  offers 4.00 credit for this course.  The course is RM 3536.  This is optional.  Enrollment for this course can take place via ApplNet course registration.  Course registration needs to take place before  ApplNet registration and can be done at Outdoor Programs, located in the Student Recreation Center.  If you need any further assistance with academic course credit, contact Dr. Erik Rabinowitz , Recreation Managment Area Director.

Course Paperwork:

Download: Course Application

Download: Health Form

Download: Landmark Release

Download: Broadstone Agreement

Download: EMT Course Expectations Gear List

Download: Before You Arrive to Broadstone

Click here for additional course registration information.

For more information contact Eddie Simmons at Simmnsed@appstate.edu, (828) 262-2100.

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
A program area within UREC in the division of Student Affairs.

First Ascent Summer 2018 registration has started. These programs fill rapidly. Join us on Appalachian State Univeristy's only Wilderness Orientation program this summer!