Emergency Medical Techician (EMT)
4 Months (Every Monday and Thursday 6pm-10pm)
Next Course Start Date:
To Be Announced
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This level of training is for those interested in obtaining licensure as an EMT. This course will prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations and state licensure. Licensure as an EMT is required as a prerequisite to continue to higher levels of EMS training, such as Advanced EMT and Paramedic. See the information below:
-Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
[From the National EMS Scope of Practice Model]
When you complete this program, you will join a special group of people, the EMS Professional. As the EMS system continues to evolve, the role of the EMT will continue to expand in both scope and responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that you become proficient in your skills and practice of prehospital medicine. The instructor staff will support you in your education and practice; however, they will not carry you! These are intensive blended courses that offer online and classic classroom training.
What is required to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)?
If you are under the age of 17, you can take the course but cannot take the National Registry exam until you are 18.
You must be able to meet the State of Alabama Essential Functions for EMT. To view a copy of the essential functions, visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/ems/assets/ems.functional.job.analysis.pdf.
You must have a valid driver license.
You must be able to pass a criminal background check.
You must be able to pass a drug screen.
FOR ADVANCED EMT: You must be a currently licensed EMT in the state of Alabama OR have a valid National Registry certification at the level of EMT.
These courses are required to apply for licensure as an EMT or AEMT. Students are given insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services.
The courses are based on the Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum. Successful graduates are eligible to take the National Registry certification exam and continue to the next certification level. These courses are taught by experienced instructors.
Subject matter includes:
EMT Operations and Safety
DOT Laws and Regulations Trauma Management
Blood-borne Pathogens/Universal Precautions Environmental Emergencies
Airway Management Neurological Emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies OB/GYN
Medical Emergencies Infectious Diseases
Class will meet from 6pm – 10pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Classes will cover course material and associated skills.
Total Course Hours:
- Classroom/Web and Skills Hours= 180
Additional Field Rotations: (Ambulance Training Rides)
- 48 estimated hours.
Course fees are to be paid when you register for enrollment in the course.
Course Fee pays for the following:
• Web Course Fee
• Drug Screen (will be completed during class)
• Background check (will be completed during class)
• Skills Fee
*Other costs to be incurred by the student (not covered in the course fees) will be discussed at the first meeting of the class and are estimated to be less than $100.00 (such as rotation gear, liability insurance, etc.). These will not be needed until month 2 of the course.
To complete the online coursework, you must have a laptop or tablet that you can bring to class EVERY night, as well as use at home between classes to complete any assigned work through the online classroom. For a complete listing of system requirements, visit https://www.jblearning.com/techsupport for more information.