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Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic)


  • 12 Week Summer Course 
    Tuesday/Thursday, evenings, (times TBA) and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Next class starting on June 18, 2018
  • The full 15-week course starts at the beginning of every semester (Fall and Spring)  Tuesday/Thursday/Two Saturday's a month.  There is a  Daytime (10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.) and Nighttime (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) class option.  Saturday labs are held from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 6 Weeks Accelerated Course 
    Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Next class starting on May 24, 2018

Note: The accelerated course is contingent on a minimum number of students 

Application & Payment Instructions

Tuition is $1,200 for the regular and accelerated non-credit sections of EMT Basic. Cost of books is included. 

To apply and pay by check, please click below to non-credit application.

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To pay by credit card, please click below to our online payment and registration site. 

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Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician Program is designed for individuals interested in beginning a career in Emergency Medical Services.  Through lectures and labs, students will learn patient care in the pre-hospital setting however, individuals interested in a career in the hospital setting will benefit from the introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, cardiac arrest care through healthcare provider CPR, American Heart Association guidelines, bleeding control and trauma care.  Students must take classes for those interested in Paramedicine and/or a degree in Emergency Medical Services.

Program Objectives

Provide a foundation for pre-hospital EMS providers;
Ensure the students master the basic life support skill necessary for pre-hospital care as well as advanced life support.



Required Courses (1 course)

EMS 121 EMT Basic
Course Descriptions

EMS 121 – EMT Basic
Completion of a 6-hour American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or the Red Cross Professional Rescuer and consent of the SCS Dean Students will learn Skills in Basic Life Support, Respiratory Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, vehicle extrication, and a new section on Terrorism awareness as it pertains to EMS. There will also be sections on medication administration, use of Automated External Defibrillators, and ambulance operations. Students will also be required to document 8 hours of observation time in a hospital Emergency Room.
(6 Credits) Fall, Spring, Summer I


  • Professional
  • Skilled
  • Knowledgeable
  • Critical Thinking
  • Technical
  • Well Trained
  • Certified