Emergency Medical Technician*

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; CPR certification will be provided during class for students and is a required element regardless of certification status at the beginning of the course. Candidates must be 18 years of age by the last day of the program and have the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic. Candidates must obtain a reading 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. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation of health insurance will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Atlantic Cape Community College, in partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services, is proud to provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course.

This course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as an entry level pre-hospital health care provider. This program will enable successful candidates with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT Certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions available throughout the State of New Jersey as well as other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts and bike teams.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting and exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards.

Coursework includes adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with and administration of medication, splinting, bleeding control and lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients.

The EMT course is presented through a variety of learning activities:

  • Reading assignments from the textbook, lecture and video presentations, online assignments, and classroom discussion will provide the candidate with the necessary knowledge base. Computer access is required.
  • Hands-on skills demonstrated in class, then practiced repeatedly by students in a controlled setting.
  • Case presentations and hands-on scenarios will help each candidate learn how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to situations they will find in the field, through a combination of live “patients” and patient simulators.

Additionally, each EMT candidate is required to complete clinical experiences in a hospital emergency department setting and additional clinical experiences as deemed appropriate by the program.

Students successfully completing course requirements will earn certificates in I-100 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness and WMD Awareness. Upon successful completion and credential attainment, students may be eligible for up to six college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program and/or exclude the student from obtaining certification.

EMTC-500 (230 Hours)
Fee: $1,895 (Tuition $1,189, Materials $706)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 6-10 p.m.
    (All students must attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions on 2/1, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15 and 6/5, 6/6, 6/7) Beginning Feb. 1, 2018
    (Ending June 14, 2018)

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