Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pathway certificate program strives to prepare competent, entry-level EMTs and Paramedics with cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
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.
Students who successfully complete the Emergency Medical Services Pathway Certificate will:
- Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments in emergency medical situations
- Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the health care system
- Perform all basic and advanced skills in a safe and timely manner maintaining personal and professional well-being while ensuring patient safety
- Demonstrate appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency medical situations
- Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a team member of a team in providing emergency medical care
- Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics in all patient care situations
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 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
- 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.
Licensure and State Reciprocity
Before enrolling in the Emergency Medical Technician program, students should consider whether the license they need to obtain to work, will be valid outside the state of Oregon. Use this table to determine state to state licensure.
EMS Program Director