Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, a hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation, or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common.

Course content includes: the well-being and legal standpoint of being an EMT, an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient assessment, basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies, pediatric and OBGYN, ambulance operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

The student is responsible for an additional 48 hours of clinical rotation in the local emergency departments and 48 hours of a ride along with an advanced life support ambulance or the fire department.

Upon successful conclusion of this course, students will be proficient in the following areas and eligible for National Registry testing:

  • Airway management including oxygen administration, use of a bag-valve mask on an apneic patient, and airway adjuncts
  • Patient assessments including initial and a focused history for medical and trauma patients
  • Basic life support with use of an AED
  • Spinal immobilization of a seated or supine patient
  • Immobilization of joints and extremities as well as bleeding control and shock

Potential Employers include: fire departments, ambulance companies, private companies, mines, security and reserve teams.

Current Pass Rates

Program Application:

To apply for the EMT program please complete the ACADemy EMT Application & Enrollment Packet and submit as instructed within the packet.


EMT Students completing birthing simulation at the ATSU – Drabing Human Simulation Center