Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Golden Triangle campus
- Completion certificate
The EMT course is designed to cover a combination of subject matter and experiences to prepare candidates to become members of the Health Care team. Material covered in class prepares the candidate to respond to emergency medical calls, evaluate the nature of the emergency, take appropriate prompt action to mitigate medical problems, transport to a receiving hospital and serve as a technical assistant to the Emergency Room staff. Specific course content is based on the National Department of Transportation and the National EMS Curriculum.
Each candidate must complete the 135-hour course offered by the State Bureau of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education with the cooperation of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Mississippi Department of health and the American College of Surgeons—Mississippi Committee on Trauma, through the Community/Junior College system.
The course consists of classroom and clinical experience with eight semester hours (8) credit awarded upon completion of the program. The candidate upon successful completion of the program will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination.