The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Emergency Medical Services Technician I offers career training for entry-level personnel as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) plus additional training/skills employers are seeking. The EMS Technician I offers greater education in ambulance/emergency vehicle operations as well as proper pre-hospital documentation, radio communications, and rescue operations. Successful completion of the EMT151 and 152 lead 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.
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.
Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Emergency Medical Servcies Technician I 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).
|EMT175||Intro Emergency Medical Services||3|
|EMT151||Emergency Medical Technician Part A||5|
|EMT170||Emergency Response & Communication Documentation||2|
|EMT171||Emergency Response Transport||2|
|EMT152||Emergency Medical Technician Part B||5|
|EMT169||Emergency Medical Technology Rescue||3|
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.
- Operate various radios used in pre-hospital setting.
- Describe the importance of the safety and well-being of the EMT during rescue operations.
- Create an in-depth pre-hospital care report of patient care.