Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician is the first step to launching a career in the rapidly expanding healthcare industry. Employment of EMTs and Paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent between 2010 and 2020, faster than average growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates go on to find jobs in EMS, hospitals, firefighting, and more.
This training program is offered to those who desire to be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The EMT program is the basic level of training for the emergency care provider and leads to both state and national licensure examinations. Students will master the basic skills of emergency care through classroom training, hands-on skills training, and clinical observation both in the ER and on an ambulance. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the National Registry Exam for certification by the State of Missouri.
Please note: This course requires excellent reading, writing, and comprehension skills. An entrance exam must be passed. Students must be at least 18 years old and provide proof of a high school diploma or GED. EMT students must have a current PPD test. A Missouri criminal background check will be conducted of each incoming student. Some Saturday classes will be required. Tuition includes BLS certification, background check, and EMT polo shirt.