Emergency Public Services
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College of The Albemarle offers the following programs to increase participants' competence in specialized emergency and public service occupational areas. Fees are waived for active duty personnel at agencies in the COA service area. Call (252) 335-0821 x 2518 for information on the latest courses and registration forms.

Fire & Rescue Service Training provides a continuous program of training and education which prepares firefighters to serve their communities. Training sessions are held in fire departments throughout our seven county service area, allowing firefighters to be trained as an organized group utilizing equipment they would ordinarily use in controlling fires.

Dare County Fire Academy 2013-2014
Elizabeth City Fire School 2014
Fire Service Training Schedule
Policy & Procedures for Fire and Rescue Instructors
Fire Class Request Form
Minor Release Form
NC Fire and Rescue Course Listing-Fire Fighter & TR

Basic Law Enforcement Training courses are specifically designed for those individuals engaged in law enforcement activities. In-service courses mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Commission Training and Standards Division (including those for Telecommunicators and Detention Officers) are provided via online and traditional classroom delivery. At the request of local agencies, COA is also pleased to sponsor additional programs to keep law enforcement officers abreast of legal and technological advancements and add to their professional skills in a wide variety of areas.


For information, call (252) 335-0821 x 2313.


Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic Training classes are held to meet both the initial training and continuing education requirements for medical responders in the college’s service area. The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services works with College of The Albemarle in developing classes for EMS & Rescue Squad agencies. Classes offered include EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, and EMT Basic To Paramedic.

You can obtain additional information on the Prerequisites/Qualification for each of these courses by contacting the EMS Education Coordinator.

ConEd Registration Form
EMT Basic Academic Prerequisites
EMT Intermediate Prerequisites

Continuing Education is being provide by COA throught the respected EMS agencies in the counties. Please contact them for dates and time of those classes.

Upcoming classes: Fall Semester - EMT-Basic (starts August 5, 2013); Intermediate (starts August 6, 2013).

Courses open for registration: EMT-Basic (EC); EMT-Intermediate (EC). Call for further details.

If your agency wishes to hold a special course of any kind, please contact the EMS Coordinator for more information at (252) 335-0821 x 2519.

For any questions about our EMT classes or EMS Continuing Education classes, please call (252) 335-0821 x2519.

Corrections Officer Training is now available through COA. This week-long course provides the continuing education requirements for NC Department of Corrections personnel serving at state prisons such as Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City.

College of The Albemarle is also working towards gaining its certification to offer Detention Officer Training – an intensive, month long program for those interested in a serving at the county or municipal level.

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