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.

2024-2025 Required Courses

EMT Certificate Curriculum

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

Course Outline
Credits: 6
This course meets the lecture component of the National EMS Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). It includes the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to assess, provide care, and transport sick or injured emergency patients. Successful course completion qualifies the graduate to apply for the National Registry EMT certification exam.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites:
  • EMS 1102 Emergency Medical Technician Lab

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  EMS 1102
Emergency Medical Technician Lab
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
This course meets the laboratory component of the National EMS Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). It includes the basic skills necessary for individuals to assess, provide care, and transport sick or injured emergency patients. Successful course completion qualifies the graduate to apply for the National Registry EMT certification exam.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites:
  • EMS 1101 Emergency Medical Technician

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

Total Credits in EMT Certificate Curriculum 9