Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMS 1117
Emergency Medical Technician is a one-semester instructional course that prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, trained in airway management, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric, and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease. Students who complete the course are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Cognitive and Psychomotor Exams and become state certified.
Industry standards are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines.
*Students must be 18 years of age in order to take the National Registry Exam. Upon completion successful completion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Cognitive and Psychomotor Exams, students are eligible to apply for the Advanced EMT/Paramedic Program.