Earn an Emergency Medical Technician Certification

The Emergency Medical Technician certification program develops skills required for starting a career as an Emergency Medical Technician in prehospital care!

This 5-month, fast-paced Emergency Medical Technician certification program offers prospective students practical and academic training to gain skills for providing emergency medical care and transportation.

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Why Earn an Emergency Medical Technician Certification

With an Emergency Medical Technician certification program, students develop workforce-ready skills in prehospital care and potentially sit for the national certification exam. With this program, students:

    • Gain foundational knowledge and skills to provide patient care and transportation.
    • Train to work as a volunteer for Emergency Medical Services organizations.
    • Demonstrate skills to plan a career as Emergency Medical Technician.
    • Prepare for the National Certification Exam as Emergency Medical Technician.


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Build a Career with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification Program

The EMT certification program allows students to learn and demonstrate real-time skills to perform as a part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. With the EMT certification program, students prepare to potentially sit for the national certification exam.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

In the Emergency Medical Technician certification program, students receive hands-on instruction from highly trained faculty regarding the essentials to become an Emergency Medical Technician in prehospital care settings. The program allows students to:

    • Learn basic skills to provide emergency medical care and transportation to patients. 
    • Perform interventions using basic equipment found on an ambulance.
    • Demonstrate skills to perform at least ten successful patient assessments while riding on an ambulance.
    • Learn skills to build a foundation to prepare for the National Certification Exam.

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With a fast-paced EMT certification program, students receive foundational knowledge and prepare to potentially seek workforce entry in prehospital care available within the local economy.Our Emergency Medical Technician Certification develops real-world skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from highly trained faculty.
In the EMT certification program, students learn core concepts and theories related to emergency medical care to prepare for workforce entry as Emergency Medical Technicians. Students train to perform important tasks related to patient care and transportation through experiential learning methods and coursework.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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