This program is available at the Bellefontaine and Springfield - Downtown locations.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is a seven credit-hour very fast paced and labor intensive course that includes 150-180 hours of classroom, lab, and clinical/field education 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.
Pass ACCUPLACER Reading and Writing placement tests with scores testing out of college preparatory reading and writing or pass with a C or better college preparatory courses
"...testing out of college preparatory reading and writing or pass with a C or better ENG 0850 for reading and ENG 0900 for writing prior to enrolling.
testing out of college preparatory reading and writing or pass with a C or better ENG 0850 for reading and ENG 0900 for writing prior to enrolling.
Pass Quantitative Reasoning with a score of 250 or better, or pass with a grade of C or better with a score of 250 or better, or pass with a grade of C or better MTH 0500 prior to enrolling.
Have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for professional CPR or enroll in EMS 1171, Basic Life Support, concurrently.
Complete health requirements prior to attending clinical.
Complete criminal background check requirement prior to attending clinical.
Complete drug screen requirement prior to attending clinical if required by assigned clinical agency.
Students must be 17 years of age to take the state examination.
Individuals seeking a career in emergency medical services should realize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, flexible and physically fit enough to perform the minimum entry-level job requirements.