Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

 

EMT Class photo, courtesy of Nathan Flowers

Program Overview

This program, offered at our Scottsbluff campus, is designed to prepare emergency personnel in handling medical emergencies. Included is training in response to burns, emergencies including but not limited to: cardiovascular, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric and others, infections, diseases, and drug administration. Advanced Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) are also covered. Upon completion of these levels the students are able to:

  • Respond to medical and traumatic emergencies utilizing skills learned at the Basic, Intermediate, and Paramedic levels involving newborn infants, pediatric, geriatric and mentally ill clients.
  • Administer medications to a variety of clients in a variety of situations.
  • Perform life support, advanced life support, and other emergency responses.

Degrees & Certificates

EMTL-1980S Emergency Medical Technician

EMTL-1980T Emergency Medical Responder

EMTL-7019   Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

Professional Skills Award in AEMT-Advanced

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for EMTs and Paramedics was $31,020 per year. Growth in jobs in this field for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 23%, much faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm)

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