EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
This is the
next level of certification for the emergency medical system for
pre-hospital care. The primary focus of an EMT is to provide
basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and
emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.
Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a
comprehensive EMS response team that operates under medical
oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions
with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.
taught basic anatomy and physiology, airway management, patient
assessment, treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies and
proper lifting, moving and transfer procedures necessary to
administer efficient and
immediate care to the critically ill and injured.
You must be at least 18 years of age by the time
you test for the written examination.
You must hold a current qualifying CPR card. The
most commonly held cards that meet this requirement are:
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider
American Red Cross Professional Rescuer
ASHI Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro)
National Safety Council Professional Rescuer
Military Healthcare Provider Equivalent CPR Card
If your current CPR card says Healthcare Provider or
Professional Rescuer on the front, then it meets this
requirement. However, if it does not, then it likely does not
meet this requirement.
Course Duration: Three Months
Time: Tu – Th
5:30p – 9:30p
Course Tuition: $750.00
Course Description (short form): This is a
three month course that teaches basic pre-hospital care in
accordance with the National Registry including basic anatomy
and physiology, airway management, patient assessment, treatment
of medical and traumatic emergencies and proper lifting, moving
and transfer procedures. Course tuition does not include
Course Description (long form): The EMT
standard format class is a three month course that teaches basic
pre-hospital care in accordance with the National Registry
including basic anatomy and physiology, airway management,
patient assessment, treatment of medical and traumatic
emergencies and proper lifting, moving and transfer procedures.
This course prepares students for a career as an emergency
medical technician in the EMS. Included in the cost of the
course is the Indiana State / National Registry practical skills
exam which is offered at the completion of each EMT Basic
course. This course includes clinical observation time in both
the emergency room and on an ambulance. This course is ideally
suited for local individuals who wish to keep their current
employment while attending evening classes. Course tuition does
not include textbook. You can find this textbook here.
Click here to see a sample syllabus.
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Ambulance services, whether independent or through
a hospital or fire department, hire EMT personnel to provide
basic medical treatment and transportation of patients.
Fire Departments hire EMTs to provide basic
medical care to injured persons in the field until the ambulance
can arrive on the scene.
Hospitals employ EMTs as allied health
professionals in their emergency departments as members of
trauma teams, as well as in their cardiology and pediatric
Many insurance companies hire EMTs to perform
physicals and health screens for insurance policy applicants.
Many corporations and governmental entities employ
emergency medical technicians to work in-house to improve job
safety conditions & reduce the high cost of insurance
Corporations also hire emergency medical
technicians as independent contractors where work in remote
areas is prevalent.
Many use EMT training as a stepping stone to a
career as a paramedic, physician’s assistant, nurse or
Some use EMT training simply to enhance their
ability to handle basic emergencies or to better understand care
for the elderly or sick family members.