Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are certified healthcare providers who are trained to respond, treat, and transport individuals in emergency situations. With the assistance of dispatchers, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics, EMTs are an integral component of the Emergency Medical Team.
The Emergency Medical Technician certificate prepares students to work with the Emergency Medical System (EMS), and become state and nationally certified as an EMT-Basic. After receiving this training, students may choose to pursue additional training in the Emergency Medical System, to include Advanced EMT and Paramedic.
Beginning each fall semester, the EMT curriculum consists of classroom lecture, hands-on skills practice, as well as field training with actual transport agencies. Students will gain the knowledge and skill-base necessary to gain employment. Students learn the skills to care for critically-ill and injured patients, including airway management, patient assessment and trauma care. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to earn a state and national certification for a Basic Emergency Medical Technician.
16 semester hours