• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 9
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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate provides entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service or satisfies Fire and Police Department requirement for training at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Included in the program is the opportunity for 10 patient contacts as required by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board. Areas covered include those identified in the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder and EMT. Cleared criminal background check and completed Mantoux skin test required for clinical training.

Career Opportunities

The EMT Certificate prepares students for job opportunities as an EMT in a BLS medical transportation service or in an Adanced Life Support ambulance service that combines EMT`s and paramedics. Many Fire and Police Departments rquire EMT certification as a job requirement. EMT’s are also curently being hired as Emergency Room Technicians in hopsitals across Minnesota and the US. The certificate meets prerequisites in course work for the EMS and ER Tech Certificates.

Award Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate his/her role and responsibilities as a member of the emergency medical team.
  • Apply emergency medical safety principles in the work place.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in care management.
  • Assess patient for traumatic injuries.
  • Assess patient for medical illnesses.
  • Demonstrate clear oral communications.
  • Exhibit personal, professional and academic ethics.
  • Apply quality improvement concepts.
  • Classify patient conditions for treatments needed.
  • Demonstrate effective treatment skills.
  • Demonstrate safe transport of patients.
  • Demonstrate skills for the National Registry of EMT’s.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 9 Credits
  • EMSV1050 Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) 3
  • EMSV1100 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 6
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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