Emergency Medical Technician Certification
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, American Heart Association CPR certification for health care professionals, 18 years of age by last day of the program, and the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 and math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). First day of class requirements: documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and hepatitis B series. A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students. NOTE: A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program.
This 200-hour course prepares the student to perform basic life support as an Emergency Medical Technician. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts and bike teams. The training program consists of lecture and skills modules at Atlantic Cape’s Health Professions Institute, CPR certification, practical experience during a clinical rotation in a hospital emergency department, and field experience on paramedic units.
Coursework includes adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with medication administration, splinting, bleeding control and lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients.
Students successfully completing course requirements will receive ICS 100 and ICS 700 certifications. In addition, students successfully completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam.
Fee: $1,595 (Tuition $375, Materials $525, Lab $695)
- Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
Tuesday and Friday, 7-10:30 p.m.
and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Begins Sept. 6
8 a.m.-5 p.m.