The Emergency Medical Technician course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency care and transport at the EMT level. Course modules include Preparatory and the Human Body, Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical and Pharmacology, Trauma and Shock, Special Populations, and EMS Operations. This course consists of 70 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab. An additional 18 hours of hospital-based clinical and 12 hours of ambulance ride time are required. Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician curriculum with a grade of 80% or higher, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor exam for EMTs.
Entrance Requirements for EMT:
- Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
- Must provide documentation of current certification in American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers prior to participating in clinical rotations and ambulance ride time.
- A physical examination, immunization record, and completed background check are required prior to beginning hospital clinical rotations or ambulance ride time portions of the course.
Note: A criminal background check and adult/dependent/child abuse checks will be required. Drug testing may also be required by individual agencies. Results of these checks will be used by contracted clinical facilities to determine clinical eligibility. Costs for background checks will be included in tuition costs. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student.
Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician curriculum with a grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher and a minimum overall cumulative college grade point average of 2.00 (C), the student is awarded a Certificate.
To register for this course, complete the following steps:
- Apply to be a NIACC student
- Complete the EMS Credit Course Registration Form
Upcoming classes can be viewed within the registration form.