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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 our 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.

Fire Academy - Dare County
Fire School - Elizabeth City
Training Schedule - multiple regional locations
Technical Rescuer Courses - NC Fire and Rescue Commission

Policy & Procedures - for Instructors
Class Request Form
Minor Release Form

Basic Law Enforcement Training is a certificate program designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers. Students participate in over 600 hours of training including numerous classroom tests, physical training, and a physical assessment. At the end of the course, students will sit for the certification examination administered by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Basic Law Enforcement Training is a 16-week course that is typically offered twice a year. 

In-service courses mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Commission Training and Standards Division (including those for Telecommunicators and Detention Officers) are provided both online and by traditional classroom delivery. 

Advanced Law Enforcement Training courses are now being offered at College of The Albemarle. These courses are designed to offer current law enforcement officers advanced learning opportunities that may be counted towards an Intermediate or Advanced Law Enforcement certificate.

Advanced Law Enforcement Training Schedule

Advanced Law Enforcement Training Calendar

2016 Advanced Law Enforcement Training Calendar

Law Enforcement Training Contact

252-335-0821 ext, 2315


Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic Training classes are held to meet both the initial training and Workforce Development and Career Readiness 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.

Registration Form

Workforce Development and Career Readiness is being provided by COA through the respected EMS agencies in the counties. Please contact them for dates and time of those classes.

Upcoming classes: Fall Semester - EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate.

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

If your agency wishes to hold a special course of any kind or if you have any questions about our EMT classes or EMS Workforce Development and Career Readiness classes, please contact us.

Fire & Rescue and EMS Training Contact
Caitlin Wilson
Elizabeth City Campus Office: FC 129
252-335-0821 ext. 2518

Corrections Officer Training is now available through COA. This week-long course provides the Workforce Development and Career Readiness 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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