2022-2023 Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (EMJ1) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:


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Program Description:

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.


Entrance Date:

Catoosa, Floyd, and Gordon: Fall Semester, and as needed

Polk: Spring Semester

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health Technology programs

Education Requirement: High School diploma or GED® is required to enter and graduate from the program.


  1. Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license.
  3. Complete EMS program application.

Note: EMS students are required to purchase liability insurance. Current cost is $51.00.

Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the EMS program.

Program Final Exit Point:

EMT-B graduates are currently not qualified to work on an ambulance in this region. Graduates are eligible and required to apply for the National Registry Practical and written examinations prior to entry into the AEMT program. AEMT graduates are required to have certification as an EMT-B, EMT-I-85, or EMT I-99 prior to being allowed to take the AEMT practical and written examinations.

Required Courses (16 Credit Hours)

EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession


EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology


EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT


EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations


EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT


EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT


Total Credit Hours: 16 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation