Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
The 135-hour course is offered by the State Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, with the cooperation of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the American College of Surgeons-Mississippi Committee on Trauma, through the Community/Junior College system.
PURPOSE: This course is designed to cover a combination of subject matter and experiences to prepare technicians to become members of the health team responsible to professional members. Subject matter covered prepares the individual to respond to medical emergency calls, evaluate the nature of the emergency, take appropriate prompt action to reduce the medical hazards, transport to the receiving station, and serve as technical assistant to the emergency room staff of general hospitals. Specific course content is based on the National Department of Transportation and the National Standards Curriculum.
The curriculum (EMS 1118) consists of classroom & clinical experience, with eight semester hours credit awarded.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination.
Priorities for Admission:
1. Ambulance Personnel
2. Rescue Personnel
3. Hospital Emergency Care Personnel
4. Fire Department Personnel
5. Law Enforcement Personnel
6. Civil Defense Workers
1. Completed application to EMCC Golden Triangle.
2. A copy of the applicant’s valid driver’s license showing the applicant to be 18 years old before the beginning date of the EMC-Basic class.
3. An official transcript from the applicant’s high school showing date of graduation or official GED transcript showing high school equivalency.
4. This program requires 77 on the COMPASS test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. A minimum ACT composite of 16, if taken after October 1989 or 12 if taken before October 1989 is also acceptable.
5. Valid CPR certification (Health Care Provider Level).
6. Physically fit per examination by physician (dated within six months prior to beginning date of the EMT-Basic class).
7. Depending upon the requirements of the available clinical, proof of Tuberculin test (dated within one year prior to beginning date of the EMT-Basic) and proof of starting the Hepatitis B vaccination prior to clinical and ambulance rotations OR a declination form regarding the Tuberculin test and Hepatitis B vaccination must be in the student’s admission file.
Applicants currently enrolled in high school at the time of application can satisfy all admission requirements except for COMPASS test. These applicants must wait until after receiving a high school diploma or GED certificate before taking the COMPASS test.
In addition to regular College fees, EMT students are responsible for paying liability insurance coverage. The school will obtain coverage, and each student will be assessed a fee. The cost of coverage will be available at time of registration.
The number of students accepted into each class may be limited due to available space, equipment, funds, etc. Because of this, it is important to be prompt in meeting deadlines on required paperwork.
* EMT Refresher Training, a periodically-required review course for Registered Emergency Medical
Technicians, and Emergency Medical Responder Training, a course designed to provide training in all aspects of emergency medical care required by the first person (First Responder) at the scene of an accident or sudden illness are offered through EMCC Workforce Services.