The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program prepares the student to provide emergency medical care to victims of accidents and sudden illness. Students develop skills in symptom recognition, emergency care procedures and associated techniques. Emergency Medical Technicians provide routine and emergency medical care with an ambulance service or fire department, as well as in hospitals and clinics. EMT is the first step in the career of Emergency Medical Services and a building block in obtaining the skills to become an AEMT or Paramedic.
The Fast Track program is designed as an intense class schedule to allow for completion within 6-7 weeks. Standard scheduling for the course is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 6:00pm, with occasional additional skills practice days. The student will be responsible for gaining clinical contacts during the remaining days of the week. Students should plan to devote the entire week to the course study. Students in the fast track course are routinely monitored for signs that course completion will not be attainable. If it appears that a student will fall behind in the course work, a decision will be made by the Instructor and EMS Coordinator to move the student to a full term course.
After completion of the course, the student is eligible to test with the National Registry of EMTs. Successful completion of this exam enables the student to apply for and gain employment in the field of EMS.
The Fast Track EMT course is designed around a core of approximately 144 hours of didactic (lecture) and 42 hours of hands-on clinical experience.
The following items are required to enroll and are included in course tuition:
- EMT Course
- EMT Textbook
- Uniform Shirt
- Physical Examination
- 18 years or older by course completion
- High School/GED completion
- Current Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR card
- Complete the EMT agreement.