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Emergency Medical Technician

Sharpen your critical thinking skills while you learn about patient assessment, basic triage and scene safety. Beyond this, prepare to pass the exam for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Anatomy/Physiology is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in this program.

Certification

  • Basic Life Support Provider CPR and First Aid
  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
    • Students not 18 by the end of the school year will be given an opportunity to test once they turn 18.
    • Pass the fall and spring final exams with a 75% or better to be eligible to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician
    • Successful completion of NREMT will grant you AZDHS BEMS Emergency Medical Care Technician-Arizona Department of Health and Safety Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

Things to Consider About this Program

  • Ability to lift 70lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to complete medical tasks like: using needles and syringes 
  • Safely handling urine, feces, saliva, blood, and other body fluids
  • During on the job training portions of this program you may encounter patients who have lost a limb, suffered extreme traumatic injuries, or death.
  • May experience significant stress and emotional situations within this career path. Mental Health coping mechanisms are strongly encouraged.  
  • Academically and time intensive coursework

Direct Employment

  • EMT
  • Patient Care Technician

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Paramedic
  • Nurse
  • Firefighter
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant

Eligibility

Grade 12

Students must also complete the following:

  • One or more of the following prerequisite courses and passed both semesters with a B or better (Fire Service, Health Care Foundations, Anatomy/Physiology, Sports Medicine, EMS, or Home Health Care
  • Reading Accuplacer Assessment – Must achieve minimum 9th grade reading level
  • Pre-participation physical from healthcare provider (within the last year and updated annually)
  • Negative TB test from healthcare provider 
  • Photo ID/Government Issued  
  • Current Immunization Records: Hepatitis A & B and boosters, Tuberculosis tests, Varicella, MMR, TDap, Flu and COVID vaccines
Enrollment Page

Holland Codes:

Emergency Medical Technician Classroom
JTED @ Master Pieces Campus

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Emergency Medical Technician

Locations

JTED @ Camino Seco:

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:40 to 7:40 p.m. and two Saturdays per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JTED @ Master Pieces:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:40 to 7:40 p.m. and two Saturdays per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Semester 1: Lay the foundations of anatomy/physiology, mental health for the provider, and approach to patient assessment and care
  • Semester 2: Reinforce treatment effects on patients and begin to nail down practical skills and tools needed for a thorough patient assessment
  • This program is completed in one school year

Credits

3/Year

(Earn 9 dual PCC credits for EMT100 Emergency Medical Terminology)

Locations offering Emergency Medical Technician:

  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
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