Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Golden Triangle campus
- One-semester certificate program
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 85 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 consists of classroom and clinical experience, EMC 1118, 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:
- Ambulance personnel
- Rescue personnel
- Hospital emergency care personnel
- Fire department personnel
- Law enforcement personnel
- Civil defense workers
Please see the program advisor or a counselor for an application packet.
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.
Note: EMT-Basic 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.