• About Emergency Medical Technician

    The Emergency Medical Technician class is the second course to finish the EMT curriculum to be eligible for certification testing.  The EMT is a crucial member of EMS system to provide pre-hospital care in emergency situations.  The EMT’s purpose is to get to the patient as quickly and safely as possible to provide emergency care on the scene, en route to the hospital, and at the hospital. Students must be 17 years of age to take the course and have Emergency Medical Responder Certification and successfully complete the Intro to EMT course as a prerequisite.  Once the student has successfully completed the EMT course and met the testing requirements, the student is then eligible to take the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations.  

    Upon the successful completion of the National Registry Exam, the student may be employed as an EMT-Basic and pursue Paramedic and/or Firefighter training.  The EMT-Basic certification is required for employment with the fire department.  EMTs are also employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, etc.  Physician’s assistants are also required to become EMTs.  Anyone with an interest in medicine would benefit from this training.

    BPCC offers a Paramedic training curriculum.  To enter this training, one must have EMT certification.  BPSTIL and BPCC have entered an agreement that upon completion of 12 semester hours of college work at BPCC, 8 hours of college credit will be awarded to students who have EMT National Registry Certification.

  • Additional Course Information

    Senior only

    Spring PM only

    Minimum of 2.5 GPA

    Must complete Ride-out portion outside of class time

    Extremely fast-paced and must dedicate time outside of class for material

    Must meet the minimum attendance requirement of 95%