Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

(formerly Emergency Medical Technician - Basic)

Curriculum Code: EMS.EMS.CERT (C444A)

(Total Program Credits: 8)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the Emergency Medical System (EMS). This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation and will function as part of a comprehensive EMS response plan, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance and is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, the graduate will be able to:
  • describe the foundation knowledge of the Emergency Medical Technician;
  • demonstrate appropriate airway management;
  • demonstrate appropriate way to conduct the patient assessment;
  • provide appropriate out of hospital medical care for critical and emergent medical patients;
  • provide appropriate out of hospital medical care for critical and emergent trauma patients; and
  • describe ambulance operations.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
EMS 131Emergency Medical Technician #


Total Credit Hours:8

Note: A minimum grade of "B" is required for EMS 131◊.

See EMS course description.

Chairperson: William Justiz, Email: williamjustiz@triton.edu