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Emergency Medical Technician (Adult)

The Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT) is designed to take students with little or no medical background and teach them to work on an ambulance using Basic Life Support Measures.  The Adult Post Secondary Program is set up for students who are not currently enrolled in high school.

Topics during the program include; medical legal considerations, basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway adjuncts and oxygen administration, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, managing traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies, hazardous materials and ambulance operations.

The minimum psychomotor skills required of the EMT include;

  • Airway and Breathing
    Insertion of airway adjuncts intended to go into the oropharynx or nasopharynx
    Use of positive pressure ventilation devices such as manually triggered ventilators and automatic transport ventilators
  • Pharmacological Interventions
    Assist patients in taking their own prescribed medications
    Administration of the following over-the-counter medications with appropriate medical oversight:
    Oral glucose for suspected hypoglycemia
    Aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin
  • Trauma Care
    Application and inflation of the pneumatic anti-shock garment (BASIC) for fracture stabilization 

The EMT student in this program will also receive training Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the EMT, a program that is designed to help the EMT better understand and function as part of the team  during the resuscitation of person in cardiac arrest.  And will take an emergency vehicle operations class, also included in this EMT program to include a driving portion the the class.  

Upon successful completion of this program students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam for EMT-Basic. It should be noted that students must be 18 years of age before taking the exam.

Become a Nationally Registered EMT!

  • Must be 18 years old at the time you test for your certification.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Health physical and current immunizations
  • Students must first register to take the TEAS exam with the assessment office
  • Obtain required score on the TEAS-minimum score 50%
  • Submit a completed EMS application 
  • Complete and pass a background check

Currently Accepting Applications for the January 2021 classes

Scheduled Classes: January 12, 2021

Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm.