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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate





Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) respond to emergency calls, perform medical services, and transport patients to medical facilities. This program introduces theory and techniques of basic emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting and pathophysiological principles related to the recognition and management of a variety of patient conditions.

Successful students will be eager to learn, have strong communication skills, and good interpersonal skills. See technical standards at end of this document for additional skills. ​​

Successful EMTs/paramedics work well in a fast paced, high-pressure environment, and are flexible, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Overall employment of EMTs is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. For more information about career outlook: US Occupational Outlook Handbook

Program Course Sequence

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Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



AHL282 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 90 BLS Provider Manual (2020), Publisher: AHA, ISBN: 9781616697686​ $22.50;
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Essentials Package 12th Edition, Publisher: Public Safety Group, Jones & Bartlett Learning​ ISBN: 9781284227222, $172.95;
Fisdap Assessment Package: EMT First Edition, Publisher: Public Safety Group, Jones & Bartlett Learning​, ISBN: 9781284131987​, $94.50​
AHL283 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Lab 90 N/A-Uses same textbooks as AHL282 $749
AHL267 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Clinical Field Experience 40 N/A $299
Course Series Totals: 220 $289.95 $1,797
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