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.
- One or more of the following prerequisite courses and passed both semesters with a B or better (Fire Service, Health Care Foundations, Sports Medicine, Anatomy/Physiology, 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
Things to Consider
- You must have the ability to lift 70lbs.
- You must have the ability to stand for long periods of time.
- You must have the ability to complete medical tasks like: using needles and syringes.
- You must have the ability to safely handle 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.
- You may experience significant stress and emotional situations within this career path. Mental Health coping mechanisms are strongly encouraged.
- Academically and time intensive coursework.
- Patient Care Technician
Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training
- Physician Assistant
JTED @ Camino Seco
8727 E. 22nd St.
- 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
2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:40 to 7:40 p.m. and two Saturdays per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take An Interactive 360 Tour
- 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
- 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
Kayla SimmsEMT Instructor
- Watch with the ability to count in seconds
- Pocket notebook for a quick reference
- Closed-toe athletic shoes, non-slip HEPA approved sole will be required for industry experiences
- Blood Pressure Cuff
- 1 Short Sleeve Navy JTED T-Shirt
- 1 Long Sleeve Navy JTED Shirt
- 1 Navy JTED Polo
- 1 Navy JTED Industrial Cargo Pant
- 1 JTED Athletic Navy Mesh Shorts with Pockets (Optional)
- EMT 100:
- Emergency Medical Terminology (9 Credits)
**Dual Enrollment Credits available to students are dependent on teacher credentials*
Beneficial Classes to Take in High School
- Anatomy & Physiology (Strongly recommended)
- Sports Medicine
- Emergency Medical Services
- Home Health Care
- Health Care Foundations