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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. To see how this Career Pathway Certificate links to others in the Pathway click here.

Entry Requirements

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 the level of Emergency Medical Technician for entry into EMT151 Emergency Medical Technician Part A.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 13 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: Emergency Medical Technician 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 Guide

Plan of Study Grid
EMT175 Intro Emergency Medical Services 3
EMT151 Emergency Medical Technician Part A 5
EMT152 Emergency Medical Technician Part B 5
 Total Credits13

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.