EMT Training

EMT Courses

EMT courses are offered throughout the country at many commercial colleges and technical institutes. The preliminary courses for an Emergency Medical Technician include those required to complete the level of certification known as basic. To begin an EMT training program, applicants are generally required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Coursework includes a combination of classroom and in-the-field training in preparation of the certification exams. EMT introductory courses generally focus on the most acute trama conditions and patient assessment.

Classes will also cover basics such as bleeding, fractures, stroke and heart attack response, and evaluation of critical injuries. Besides classroom learning, EMT courses generally also require a certain number of hours spent observing and/or participating in emergency departments and ambulance ride alongs.