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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program


Once you've completed the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, you'll be eligible to pursue an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic certificate of proficiency.  

NWACC's EMT - Basic 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 be accomplished in one to two semesters. 

Upon successful completion of the EMT-Basic program, you will earn a certificate of proficiency and be eligible to take the National Registry EMT Certification exam. 

As a certified 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.

Completion and certification at the basic EMT level does not provide you with skills necessary to obtain a job readily in the Northwest Arkansas area. It’s recommended to further your education.

Requirements for the EMT program: