Health Occupations

Emergency Medical Technician

AmbulanceThe Emergency Medical Technician program is a 1-semester program designed to train individuals to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Program content consists of theory and skills on life-support measures, the use of medical emergency equipment and supplies, and an ambulance module. Job opportunities are in hospital emergency rooms, ambulance companies, and other health care agencies. The EMT course is offered each Fall and Spring semesters based on open enrollment.

EMT/Paramedic Program Brochure (PDF)

Register for course HO 159.

For additional information about this career visit the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook; EMT


A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your clinical experience. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course.

Certification and Pass Rates.

Note: Must be 18 years of age to be eligible for State certification. May take State certification exam within two years of successful course completion.

A refresher course is also offered each one to two years to assist EMT's in maintaining current certification. For additional information about these courses contact CR's Community & Economic Development Programs.