Emergency Medical Technician-I/EMT –Basic Certificate

The objective of this certificate is to train students to perform life support in the pre-hospital setting. Successful completion of the certificate program identifies the student has met the educational requirements as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. This is a state certificate program.

NOTE: Prior to starting this program the student must show proof of a clear criminal background check.

Admission: Open to all students who meet the age and physical requirements. Registration is limited to class size restrictions. 

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

EMS 020Emergency Medical Technician


EMS 021Preventing Disease Transmission for Emergency Medical Technician-I/EMT-Basic


EMS 022Basic Life Support for Emergency Medical Technician-EMT


EMS 023Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness for Emergency Medical Technician-I/EMT-Basic


Total Credit Hours: 7.5

A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Evaluate, treat and transport the ill and injured
  • Effectively use adjunctive airway breathing aids
  • Administer and monitor medications
  • Demonstrate competency in assessing and treating patients with medical or trauma emergencies at a basic level
  • Participate in a culturally diverse environment