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  • EMT

    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.

    Do you need help paying for this course? You may be eligible for GAP Assistance. Contact Heather Bloomquist at to find out more and apply.

  • 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

    • Set aside 8-10 hours per week to study and read the material in the textbook
    • Be on time for class
    • Be an active part of classroom and lab activities
    • Get plenty of rest and strive for a healthy diet
    • Develop study groups or an accountability partner outside of class
    • Be willing to critique other classmates and accept their comments to improve your performance
    • Develop a method of retaining information (notes, drawings, flashcards, etc.)

    This course will:

    1. Equip students to competently perform the duties expected of an entry level EMT.
    2. Equip students to pass the National Registry of EMTs certification cognitive and psychomotor exam and be eligible to apply for state licensure.
    3. Prepare the student to recognize the nature and seriousness of a patient’s condition based on assessment findings.
    4. Prepare the student to administer appropriate medical treatment to a programmed patient in a scenario setting using critical thinking, skills, and assessment techniques learned in class.
    5. Prepare the student to lift, move, position, and otherwise handle a patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
    6. Prepare the student to function safely and legally in an emergency medical situation.
    7. Prepare the students to perform skills expected of an EMT in a manner that is safe for the patient and the EMT.

    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:

    • Obtain a CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider level
    • Complete a criminal background check
    • Submit to a drug-screen
    • Provide documentation of immunizations and TB skin test

    Uniforms are required for class and lab (Shirts will be provided during the first week of class)

    Students must register for both the lecture and lab. Lectures and lab held face-to-face at SCC’s Lincoln campus at 8800 O St unless otherwise noted.

    Cost: NE Resident $864/Non-NE Resident $1,032

    Lecture is 8 credits, lab is 0 credits.


    Jan. 14-May 7, 2020
    Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Time: 8-11:55 a.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305-LN02

    Jan. 13-May 6, 2020
    Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 8-11:55 a.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305-LN03

    Jan. 14-May 7, 2020
    Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Time: 6-9:55 p.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305-LN04

    Jan. 13-May 7, 2020
    Course Number: EMTL-1305-WB01

    Jan. 13-May 7, 2020
    Course Number: EMTL-1305-WB02


    Jan. 15-May 6, 2020
    Day: Wednesdays
    Time: 1-4:55 p.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305L-LN11

    Jan. 17-May 1, 2020
    Day: Fridays
    Time: 8-11:55 a.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305L-LN12

    Jan. 13-May 4, 2020
    Day: Mondays
    Time: 6-9:55 p.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305L-LN14

    Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 15, 29, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, 2020
    Day: Saturdays
    Time: 8 a.m.-4:55 p.m.
    Room: B22
    Course Number: EMTL-1305L-LN15

    Jan. 25, Feb. 8, 22, March 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 2020
    Day: Saturdays
    Time: 8 a.m.-4:55 p.m.
    Room: B20
    Course Number: EMTL-1305L-LN16

    Registration Information

    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.