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Emergency Medical Technology

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Medical Technology curriculum provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills in accordance with the National EMS Scope of Practice published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Successful completion of the curriculum and upon licensure, the candidate can seek employment with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the ill or injured. The primary focus of an EMT is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent, and non-urgent requests for medical care, apply basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation to/from an emergency or health care facility.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Academic Plan
Emergency Medical Technology (CER)
Total Credits Required

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104LL)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medical, legal and ethical roles and scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual communication skills to manage an emergency response. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104LL)
  • Apply current technology to specific tasks related to emergency medical services. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
  • Collaborate with various populations in public safety systems. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written, oral, and visual formats in various environments to manage diverse situations specific to an emergency response. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
  • Demonstrate patient advocacy with respect to cultural and individual differences. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
  • Demonstrate awareness of procedures to ensure patient, public, personnel, and personal safety. (EMT101, EMT104, EMT104AB, EMT104LL)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students who have current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) are required to receive credit by evaluation.
EMT101Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.5) OR
Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer (0) AND
Credit By Evaluation (0.5) 0.5
EMT104ABApplied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology0.5
EMT104LLEmergency Medical Technology Practicum2
EMT104Emergency Medical Technology10
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits

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