One-Year Certificate of Completion
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate of Completion program 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 (EMR) 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 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 EMT Certificate of Completion (basic or intermediate) 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.
Job opportunities include working with the following entities:
- Private ambulance services
- Fire departments
- Police departments
- Emergency 911 services
- Hospitals and clinics