Levels of Certification
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic, limited advanced and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. EMT’s work with other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team. The EMT certificate program can be completed in less than one year.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certificate
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. The EMS's scope of practice includes invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. EMS education represents the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Graduates of the one-year EMS Certificate Program are encouraged to take the additional prescribed college courses in order to complete their Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
Certificate Programs of Study
The Division of Health Sciences is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Emergency Medical Services program, please contact Rhonda Hunt or Kenny Guy.