Emergency Medical Technology, Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Emergency Medical Technician program offers career training for entry-level personnel as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the added education of a more rich history of Emergency Medical Services and the safety and well-being of the EMT. Successful completion of this EMT Career Pathway Certificate of Completion leads to eligibility to sit for the State of Oregon and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certifying exam.
Students are required to complete the College's placement process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the placement process. Students will also be required to complete a separate EMT program application for entry into EMT151 Emergency Medical Technician Part A. EMT151 Emergency Medical Technician Part A and EMT152 Emergency Medical Technician Part B must be completed in sequence in the same academic year.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in the program must be completed with a ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level EMT.
- Explain the origins and history of EMS.
- Describe the importance of the safety and well-being of the EMT during rescue operations.