The EMT program is composed of courses that prepare students to function in emergency medical service positions in the pre-hospital environment. The certificate includes classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience and emergency ambulance experience. The EMT program includes instruction in basic life support, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillation, physical assessment, bandaging and splinting, traction splinting, spinal immobilization, airway management, oxygen therapy, and other noninvasive procedures.
Upon completion of the EMT program, you will be prepared to take the National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.
EMT: To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with the ability, upon completion, to transition to the paramedic education program.
Cognitive Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics, relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
Psychomotor Objective: Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate an ability to competently and proficiently perform all EMT level skills.
Affective Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate attitudes and behaviors consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of Emergency Medical Technicians.