One-Year Certificate of Completion
This certificate is designed to train and educate emergency medical services professionals to excel in meeting the needs of the community. Emergency medical service professionals respond to medical emergencies by providing immediate care and transportation to the ill and injured.
EMTs conduct basic, noninvasive interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality in acute out-of-hospital emergencies. All EMTs have emergency medical responder capabilities along with additional skills associated with patient transport. In many places, EMTs provide the majority of out-of-hospital care and in some places they provide the highest level of care. Licensure as an EMT requires completion of an accredited course of study. After successful completion of all requirements for the certificate, students are eligible to apply to take the respective state licensure exams.
The basic and intermediate coursework in this program provide for a gradual increase in the depth and breadth of students’ emergency medical services knowledge. An individual may begin at either the emergency medical responder/first responder or the emergency medical technician level. Each higher-level program reinforces basic skills and adds specific additional lifesaving techniques.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
- Summarize the information and demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the state practical exam.