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Emergency Medical Technician

Once you've completed the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, the next step in pursuing a degree in Paramedic or Fire Science is completing the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses.  

As an EMT, you'll be capable of providing emergency care at the scene, en-route, or at the hospital and deal with injury and illness that result from such emergencies.

The EMT program offers further knowledge and skills in basic life support such as first aid, oxygen administration, airway management, CPR, automated defibrillation, and care for wounds, fractures, and other injuries.

The program consists of eight credit hours and can take students one to two semesters to complete. 

Requirements for the EMT program:

  • Be enrolled at NWACC
  • Complete Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course 
  • Complete application