Emergency Medical Response Technician Certificate

Emergency Medical Response Technician Certificate

Career Description

Emergency Medical Technicians find employment with ambulance services, fire departments, clinics and hospital emergency room settings, security services, corrections, governmental services, public utility services, casinos, and dispatch and rescue teams.

Program Information

The Emergency Medical Response Technician Certificate prepares students to work as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMTs provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s practical examination and National Registry of EMT-Basic computer adaptive exam. Passing the NREMT exam fulfills the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board requirements for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Recognize and mitigate safety hazards;
  • Perform basic rescue techniques;
  • Identify hazardous materials and how to safely manage these materials and situations;
  • Assess emergency situations and determine the appropriate care response;
  • Provide basic life support treatment;
  • Understand and participate in the incident command structure;
  • Assess and document subjective and objective patient information, treatment plan and patient progress;
  • Perform medical and trauma assessments;
  • Safely operate an emergency response ambulance; and
  • Communicate incident response needs to technician level responders, dispatch and incident command.

Certification

National Registry of EMT-Basic computer adaptive exam. Passing the NREMT exam fulfills the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board requirements for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Students will also be OHSA-10 certified.

Admissions

Students must be at least 16 years of age and have medical clearance from a physician. Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care facility, licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health, pass a personal background check conducted by the State of Minnesota.

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Program Course Requirements

EMTS 1100 General OSHA Safety, 1 cr
EMTS 1104 Rescue Basics, 3 cr
EMTS 1106 Hazardous Materials Operations, 2 cr
EMTS 1122 Emergency Medical Technician, 9 cr
EMTS 1128 Emergency Response Technician Practicum, 2 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 17 CREDITS

Program Instructors

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Eric Budrow

EMT/Fire instructor
Phone: 218-855-8243
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