Emergency Medical Services Certificate of Completion

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certificate of Completion is designed to offer a full range of both required and elective courses that prepare students for immediate entry into the emergency medical care field. The certificate is structured to ensure gradual, systematic and comprehensive attainment of the practical knowledge, skills and abilities desired by both private and public organizations. It also provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue both paramedic and related degree programs. Although job-ready Emergency Medical Technician certification is the overriding goal of the program, the courses offered take into account that many students experience significant difficulty in satisfactorily completing the core 324 hour EMT course without additional preparation. Therefore, a more fundamental 90-hour Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is provided as a prerequisite to the 324 hour EMT course, as well as a required Medical Terminology course. The certificate also assists both students and emergency medical care providers by offering an ambulance operations course that provides both operator information and driving skills training.

Course Code Title Units
EMR 380AEmergency Medical Responder 1A0
EMR 380BEmergency Medical Responder 1B0
EMR 381Ambulance Operations0
EMT 384Emergency Medical Technician I0