Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate

The 9-credit Emergency Medical Technician certificate program provides a basic education in emergency medical care. You will acquire the competencies you’ll need to prepare for the national certification examination and a career as an emergency medical technician (EMT).

As a student in the program, you will learn how to be responsible for delivering emergency care to critically sick or injured people. You’ll develop the skills to use and maintain all basic emergency equipment. Topics covered include patient assessment, trauma skills, and care and recognition of heart disease and respiratory problems. This program will give you clinical experience in the field. You will need to obtain EMT certification to enroll in any paramedic course at the college.

The EMT program is approved by Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). When you successfully complete the certificate program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) written and practical exams to become certified nationally and in the state of Minnesota.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.

Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

2022-2023 Required Courses

EMT Certificate Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
EMS 1101
Emergency Medical Technician
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in emergency care settings. This course consists of lecture, skills practice and clinical experience at a local hospital and/or ambulance service. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Notice: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:

  • EMS 1102 Emergency Medical Technician Practicum

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

EMS 1102
Emergency Medical Technician Practicum
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in emergency care settings. This course consists of lecture, skills practice and clinical experience at a local hospital and/or ambulance service. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisites: Co-registration in EMS 1101. Notice: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

Prerequisites:

  • EMS 1101 Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMS 1101 Emergency Medical Technician

Corequisites:
  • EMS 1101 Emergency Medical Technician

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

Total Credits in EMT Certificate Curriculum 9