This interactive course is designed to teach the foundational aspects of emergency medical care required for an EMT, including airway management, patient communication, trauma and medical patient assessment and care for sick and injured patients of all ages. 12-lead ECG placement, hazardous material awareness and major incident operations will also be discussed. At the successful conclusion of this course student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam leading to EMT certification and state licensure.
This course is offered in both face-to-face classroom format as well as an online (Hybrid) format. Lab is concurrent with lecture.
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.
The median annual wage for EMTs in Nebraska was $34,320 in May 2018. Average hourly salary is $14-$16.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm
This course will:
There are no pre-requisites for the EMT course. However, after the start of the course, the student will be required to complete the following:
Uniforms are required for class and lab (Shirts will be provided during the first week of class)
Does this course qualify me to be a licensed EMT?Yes, with the successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT certification exam and apply for a state EMT license.
During this course, will I be doing any clinical or ride time?Yes, students are required to attend at least 20 clinical hours on an ambulance and in an ER setting.
Can I do my clinical time with my local volunteer fire department?SCC is required to have a legal contract with any agency used by our students for clinical experience. We try to contract with agencies that are full time and will provide the possibility of the most patient encounters. A list of the departments and agencies used for clinicals will be provided prior to students signing up for shifts.
What if I have a conviction on my record, can I still be an EMT?Obtaining a Medical license with a criminal history can be very difficult, if not impossible. Both the National Registry of EMTs and the State of Nebraska will have to approve you (usually requiring some investigation and review of your case) before you will be allowed to obtain a National certification or a state EMT license. These situations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a conviction shows up on your criminal background check at the beginning of class, it could result in the inability to complete the clinical requirements and pass the course.
BS, NRP, EMSI
800-642-4075 ext. 2882