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EMT Certification

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Bellefontaine and Springfield locations.

The EMT Course is a seven credit-hour course that includes 150 hours of classroom, clinical and lab instruction that can be completed in one semester. Upon successful completion of this course the student is eligible to take the National Registry and State Certification Examination at the basic level. Those who complete the course are prepared to work in an entry-level position in ambulance services and in fire divisions statewide. This course is the foundation course that serves as a stepping stone to full paramedic certification. Students entering EMS 1100 must:

  • Pass COMPASS Reading score of 70 or better, Writing score of 70 or better, and Math score of 47 or better, or pass with a grade of C or better, the appropriate College preparatory course. (CPE 0200 for Reading, CPE 0300 with a B or CPE 0400 with a C for Writing, and CPE 0500 for Math)
  • Have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for professional CPR or enroll in EMS 1171, Basic Life Support, concurrently.
  • Complete health requirements.
  • Complete criminal background check requirement.

Students must be 18 years of age to take the state examination.

An individual seeking a career in emergency medical services should realize that to be successful, he/she must be emotionally stable, flexible and physically fit enough to perform the minimum entry-level job requirements.

Course Course Title Credits
EMS 1100 EMT Theory & Practice * 7
  Total Credit Hours 7

*Offered fall, spring, and summer terms