The Emergency Medical Technician certificate covers the skills needed to provide the first level of pre-hospital care in the Emergency Medical Services system. An EMT is prepared to care for patients at the scene of an accident or illness and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. The EMT has the skills needed to assess a patient’s condition and manage medical and trauma emergencies.
Related ProgramsEMT Paramedic - Management Major (EMTP-M)EMT Paramedic - Science Major (EMTP-S)Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)
The EMT-Basic certificate program is approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services.
Credentialing: After successful completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and practical examinations.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Care for patients at the scene of an accident or illness
- Assess a patient’s condition and manage medical and trauma emergencies
- Take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and practical examinations.
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow about 11 percent through 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Many job openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
$36,650 median annual salary
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Emergency Medical Technician—Basic Certificate (EMTC)
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