Emergency Medical Technician (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes


The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate provides entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service or satisfies Fire and Police Department requirement for training at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Included in the program is the opportunity for 10 patient contacts as required by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board. Areas covered include those identified in the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder and EMT. Cleared criminal background check and completed Mantoux skin test required for clinical training.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate his/her role and responsibilities as a member of the emergency medical team.

Apply emergency medical safety principles in the work place.

Apply critical thinking skills in care management.

Assess patient for traumatic injuries.

Assess patient for medical illnesses.

Demonstrate clear oral communications.

Exhibit personal, professional and academic ethics.

Apply quality improvement concepts.

Classify patient conditions for treatments needed.

Demonstrate effective treatment skills.

Demonstrate safe transport of patients.

Demonstrate skills for the National Registry of EMT’s.

Career Opportunities

The EMT Certificate prepares students for job opportunities as an EMT in a BLS medical transportation service or in an Advanced Life Support ambulance service that combines EMT`s and paramedics. Many Fire and Police Departments require EMT certification as a job requirement. EMT’s are also currently being hired as Emergency Room Technicians in hospitals across Minnesota and the US. The certificate meets prerequisites in course work for the EMS and ER Tech Certificates.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)


EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic


General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 9

Semester Sequence

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