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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician

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This 150-hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) prepares the student for entry-level prehospital care and is eligible to take the national certification exam as an Emergency Medical Technician. As an Emergency Medical Technician, you would be trained to work or volunteer for area Emergency Medical Services organizations. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Also with this course, you will be assigned to ride on an ambulance to perform your minimum of ten successful patient assessments at the Emergency Medical Technician level. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. This course was previously known as EMT-Basic until the incorporation of the new curriculum and scope of practices. This course or the EMT-Basic is a required prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic Program.


This course is offered each fall and spring semester. The national certification exam is available onsite at the main campus. To complete this course and be eligible to take the national certification exam you will be required to take both classes listed below during the same semester.

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