Emergency Medical Technician High School Concurrent Program | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Emergency Medical Technician

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Once you have completed the high school concurrent emergency medical responder (EMR) course, you will be eligible to take the concurrent emergency medical technician (EMT) course.

The EMT course 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.

After completion of the EMT course, you will receive 7 hours of college credit from NWACC and a certificate of proficiency. You will also be eligible to take the National Registry EMT Certification exam.

As a certified EMT, you will 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.

Application & Admissions

Courses, Cost, Certificates & Careers

Concurrent EMT course:

  • Emergency Medical Technician I/Emergency Medical TechnicianLab (Concurrent Credit Emergency Services II)

Location of course:

  • Don Tyson School of Innovation (Springdale)

NWACC offers this high school concurrent EMT course through its Secondary Career Center. Through the center, courses are free of charge and certification fees are waved for currently enrolled high school students.

By taking the EMT concurrent course, you can earn the following certification from NWACC before graduating from high school:

  • Certificate of Proficiency 

You will also be eligible to take the National Registry EMT Certification exam.

Other certifications you can earn:

    • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers
    • HIPAA Training Completion Certificate

You can use your EMT training in the following fields:

  • Fire departments
  • Hospitals
  • EMS agencies