Emergency Medical Services

Pathway Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician

Program Mission

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pathway certificate program strives to prepare competent, entry-level EMTs and Paramedics with cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.

Program Description

This program is committed to providing high quality initial emergency medical services education. We offer quality resources, effective teaching practices, and use advanced technology. We advocate respect, sound judgment, compassion, integrity, and teamwork as a foundation for customer service oriented patient care. We strive to instill these qualities in our students.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Emergency Medical Services Pathway Certificate will:

  1. Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments in emergency medical situations
  2. Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the health care system
  3. Perform all basic and advanced skills in a safe and timely manner maintaining personal and professional well-being while ensuring patient safety
  4. Demonstrate appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency medical situations
  5. Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a team member of a team in providing emergency medical care
  6. Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics in all patient care situations

Career Considerations

The EMT career pathway certificate program prepares students for entry-level jobs and future careers in the following areas: ambulance companies, fire departments, clinics, and various other industries requiring emergency medical services personnel.

Program Publications

Program Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirement

  • Must have documented results of immunizations
  • Must successfully complete a fit for duty, physical agility test, and drug screen
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Equipment Requirement

  • Computer with broadband internet connectivity; Windows 7 or newer OR MACOS 10.6 or newer. Video viewing and Zoom conferencing may be held at the discretion of the faculty.

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

James Furbush
Coordinator, Associate Professor, EMT/Paramedics
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