What is an EMT?
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. These individuals possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene of an emergency to the emergency medicine service (EMS) and/or the emergency health care system.
Emergency Medical Technicians fulfill a vital role in the emergency medical system. Often, EMTs are the first providers to arrive on-scene and initiate life-saving interventions to critically ill and injured patients. The EMT course will teach participants how to perform physical assessments, gather patient history information, obtain vital signs and provide emergency care for an array of injuries and illnesses, including: cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, immunologic, environmental, musculoskeletal, soft tissue, spinal, neurological, and obstetric emergencies.
EMT Hybrid -
The hybrid course allows students to complete the lectures and presentations traditionally conducted in classroom through a self-paced and secure web environment. Students will complete interactive presentations, as well as quizzes and assessments. Students will also have online access to various resources, skills demonstrations, etc. The class will also meet with instructors for in-person practical labs throughout the course. Students will be required to complete patient contacts through hospital, clinical, or ambulance "ride along" time (depending on the location) these contacts will be scheduled outside of class time. Exams will be conducted on-site so a laptop / tablet will be needed.
EMT Classroom -
Our classroom course is an instructor-guided lecture-based course that is combined with hands-on practical skills lab to assess both didactic and practical knowledge. Classroom-based students will also still be required to complete patient contacts through hospital, clinical, or ambulance "ride along" time (depending on the location).
Questions & Answers
How many hours is this course?
The course itself will run between 200 - 225 hours depending on enrollment. This is actual class time NOT including study time or patient contacts.
How many hours per week?
A typical week consists of 16 hours per week not including study time.
How "hard" is this course?
This is a progressive course, meaning each chapter and/or module builds on the last. This course will typically have an exam every week. "Hard" is difficult to define as this term is unique to each student. In terms of college credit it is similar to to a 4-5 credit course with a laboratory component.
What is passing?
Cognitive Exam: 75% for each module & 75% cumulative for the entire class.
Psyco-motor Exam: pass each station.
Assignment / Quiz completions.
What do I need to bring to the first night of class?
Please bring your immunization record , criminal history, child abuse, Hazmat certification, and ICS 100b and ICS 700a online trainings. (More details on these requirements will be sent to all enrolled students via email before the start of class.) Laptop / Tablet.
What if I miss a practical lab or do not pass an exam with a 75% or better?
Students must make-up all missed practical labs. If a student does not receive a 75% or better they must make-up the exam. The cost of any make-ups is not included in the cost of the course. Students will need to pay an approved instructor to proctor a make-up exam or review the missed labs. The cost is $40 per hour paid directly to the instructor.
Patient Contact hours are not included in the course curriculum. 10 Patient contacts are required. Students will be scheduled at select locations after the Trauma modules. These hours can be as little as four hours are more. The average is typically around 20 - 25 hours.