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Workers in this cluster protect us from crime and other sources of harm like natural disasters. They help us receive fair treatment and seek justice when we’ve been wronged. Some workers also set up and implement security plans. Work environments and educational backgrounds differ in these occupations. Although some workers stay in offices most of the day, others work outdoors. For certain jobs, workers must pass medical exams and demonstrate strength and agility. Some careers may be dangerous and require shift work, sometimes with long hours.

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NRFR, Room 1

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course is designed to give the candidate a basic understanding of emergency medical care procedures as well as all of the information required to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfy the key requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2017 edition; Chapter 6) and NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2013 edition; Chapter 4). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - PMFD, Room 1

Instructor: Andrew W. Cox

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course in personal protective equipment (PPE) will introduce to the Technical Rescuer (TR) the need for and use of PPE to enable the rescuer to perform his/her duties in a safe and responsible manner. Physical characteristics of rescuers, stress, endurance, and the limitations of equipment will be discussed. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines. Contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Reference: NFPA 1006 Chapters Five and Six.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - FLFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Hart

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Patrick G. Jackson

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This certification-related course in rescue operations for vehicle rescue will present the Technical Rescuer (TR) with the hazards of vehicle rescue operations, ICS, access, disentanglement, extrication, and the post rescue phases of vehicle rescue. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines. Contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Reference: NFPA 1006 Chapter 10.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - BRFD, Room 1

Instructor: Gerald E. Clodfelter

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - MVFD, Room 1

Instructor: William Sexton

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course will allow students to be exposed to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GCFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Jones

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 305

Instructor: Donald Brooks

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - CLFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safety, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic. This course is not a state fire & rescue certification course; however, it is a requirement related to one or more state certifications and will transfer electronically to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for inclusion on OSFM transcripts. Please contact OSFM for details.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ASRS, Room 1

Instructor: Andrew W. Cox

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safety, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic. This course is not a state fire & rescue certification course; however, it is a requirement related to one or more state certifications and will transfer electronically to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for inclusion on OSFM transcripts. Please contact OSFM for details.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - Warrensville Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Richard Eastridge

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - Warrensville Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Dawn Zachary

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course includes instructional content for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This course will present the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications (2019 edition). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/2019 Edition NFPA Standard.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GSFD, Room 1

Instructor: Andrew W. Cox

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - PMFD, Room 1

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - Alleghany Ambulance Service, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course is designed to give the candidate a basic understanding of emergency medical care procedures as well as all of the information required to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfy the key requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2017 edition; Chapter 6) and NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2013 edition; Chapter 4). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - BOFD, Room 1

Instructor: Roger Whisnant

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course will allow students to be exposed to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GCFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Jones

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course includes instructional content for Firefighter Health & Safety. This course will present the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications (2019 edition). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/2019 Edition NFPA Standard.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WBFD, Room 1

Instructor: Andrew W. Cox

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Michael Scott

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Michael Scott

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Michael Scott

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - Warrensville Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Dawn Zachary

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

Is there a specific course you would like to see offered? Contact cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu.

You can also use the Public Safety Training Calendar to search for classes throughout the state.