Leaders in Wilderness Medicine
NOC is proud to be the home of SOLO Southeast, the regional branch of SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities), a leader in wilderness medicine. We offer both customized training and industry standard certifications like Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder. Our experienced team of instructors provide high quality instruction in every class.
NOC’s unique campus at the intersection of the Nantahala River and the Appalachian Trail creates the premier venue for wilderness medicine training. By placing an emphasis on hands-on, outdoor learning, and real-life scenarios, SOLO Southeast prepares students to effectively address outdoor emergencies. Industry-recognized certifications include Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and more. Whether you are updating your professional skills, maintaining certifications, or just learning new life lessons, SOLO at NOC will help you reach your goals.
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Certification Course
Learn to confidently take control of medical situations in the outdoors with this intensive 4-day course that provides in-depth information on medical and environmental emergencies. AWFA introduces new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting, and is perfect for individuals looking to advance their skills.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification
The WFR is a 9-day comprehensive course that teaches students to assess and treat injuries and illness in the wilderness and covers the standards of backcountry medicine. The WFR-Recertification is a 2-day refresher designed to cover the WFR curriculum with updates and new protocols.
This is a hands-on course teaching the fundamental basics for survival! Most rescues happen within the first 72-hours. Make sure you are equipped to stabilize your situation and assist in your own rescue during these critical hours.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
SOLO Southeast’s intensive EMT program is designed to offer students a streamlined pathway into the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The course is fast-paced and taught by our highly experienced instructors. Students learn anatomy, patient assessment, life-saving medical interventions, and pre-hospital patient care.
Wilderness Module for Healthcare Professionals
The Wilderness Module is for medical professionals who want to learn how to provide high quality patient care in remote locations and challenging situations. Professionally trained instructors address the challenges posed by rough terrain, limited resources, inclement weather, difficult patient access, and prolonged evacuation.