begin a career as an emergency medical technician
Why should I apply to the emergency medical technician Certificate program?
If you care about helping the sick and injured, don't want to sit behind a desk, and are looking for a job that is different everyday, then becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the job for you. You will start a career where everyday is the same and different at the same time. The EMT Program is the beginning level on the Emergency Medical Services (EMT) ladder. EMTs receive training in basic life support measures, including patient assessment, cardiac arrest skills, oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization, and vehicle extraction.
how long is the EMT certificate program?
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is eleven (11) credit hours. The EMT program is a one semester program that is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. All classes are held at the North Bay Campus in Southport. During the Fall and Spring semesters, the EMT courses are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9:15 p.m. CST. During the Summer semester, the EMT courses are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. An Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is also available. This option expands the EMT Program to 73 credit hours, which includes the general education courses. The application deadline for the EMT program is as follows: Fall semester is May 29, Spring semester is October 30, and Summer semester is February 29.