Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

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Intended Program Outcomes:

This one-year program leading to an Emergency Medical Technician certificate offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in emergency medical services. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Assess and treat patients using protocols within the Oregon defined scope of practice in emergency medical situations
  • Use verbal and non-verbal skills to communicate with patients, families, bystanders, and other medical professionals
  • Accurately observe and document patient care data using a variety of tools and techniques, including providing written and verbal patient reports
  • Properly and safely lift and move patients in a variety of medical and rescue situations
  • Exhibit respectful, responsive personal behaviors in your personal as well as professional EMS life
  • Perform all care in a professional and ethical manner recognizing cultural diversity
  • Work in an organized manner and provide leadership during stressful and life-threatening situations

Employment Opportunities:
Career opportunities that may require EMT training include but are not limited to: firefighter (career or volunteer), paramedic, search and rescue, critical care transport, or basic life support transport provider. The EMT certificate can lead to a career as a paramedic if a student wishes to continue his/her studies and completes the requirements for an A.A.S.-EMT (associate of applied science - EMT) degree at an accredited institution.

TERM 1  
EMT151 EMT Basic Part A 5
EMT175 Intro to EMS 4
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 5
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BI231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
  TERM 1 Total: 22
TERM 2  
EMT176 Emergency Response Patient Transportation 2
EMT177 Emergency Response Patient Communication/Doc 2
EMT152 EMT Basic Part B 5
BI232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
WR121 English Composition (or higher) 4
  TERM  2 Total: 17
TERM 3  
BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EMT169 EMT Rescue 3
EMT115 Crisis Intervention 3
PSY201 General Psychology 4
BT251 Medical Terminology 3
Social Science selection 3
or Arts & Letters (Humanities) selection (3)
  TERM 3 Total: 20
  TOTAL CREDITS: 59

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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