Our EMT program prepares graduates to serve with federal, state or local fire departments, ambulance service companies and other private and public first responder organizations. Employed as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), the quick reaction and competent care of these professionals make the difference in a variety of people’s lives, including automobile accident victims, people who suffer heart attacks and women who give birth prematurely. EMTs also provide vital services as they care for and transport the sick or injured to hospitals or other medical facilities.
Emergency medical management training is progressive, consisting of EMT-Basic. All 50 states require licensure, but levels and titles vary by state. In the next decade, an associate’s degree will be required to work as an EMT. Licensure is dependent upon a criminal background check.
Costs for Continuing Education Students: $1200
Costs for Dual-Credit Students: Tuition – $80 per credit hour; Fees – $25 per credit hour
Pay: The median annual wage for EMTs was $33,380 in May 2017.
Job Outlook: Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much 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. Opportunities for jobs and job advancement will be best for those who have earned advanced certifications.
Shannan Burch, EMPT
Director of EMS