This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency care and transport. Course modules include preparatory, function and development of the human body, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, shock, trauma, special patient populations, and EMS operations. This 130-hour course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency care and transport. An additional 18 hours of hospital-based clinical and 12 hours of ambulance ride time are required. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for EMS certification.
Entrance Requirements for EMT:
- Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
- Must be able to speak, write and read English proficiently.
- Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing all functions and skills of an EMT, and possess maturity of judgment and sound moral character.
- Must provide documentation of current certification in American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers.
Note: A criminal background check and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required. Drug testing may also be required by individual agencies. Results of these checks will be used by contracted clinical facilities to determine clinical eligibility. Costs for background checks will be included in tuition costs. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student.
Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher and a minimum overall cumulative college grade point average of 2.00 (C), the student is awarded a Certificate.