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Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate of Competency (EMTC)

Effective Fall 2023

The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Competency is designed for individuals who are seeking a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This entry level certificate program is designed to prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician (PADOH EMT) cognitive and psychomotor examinations. 

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of EMS 100 with a "C" or better and passing the course's cognitive and psychomotor examinations with a 70% or better.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient. (Assessment)
  • Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of comprehensive assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. (Assessment)
  • Safely and effectively perform all psychomotor skills within the National EMS Scope of Practice Model at the EMT level. (Psychomotor Skills)
  • Perform EMT-level decision making in the content areas of: preparation, airway/respiration/ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, trauma, medical/obstetrics/gynecology, and EMS operations. (Cognitive)

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
EMS 100 Emergency Medical Technician 9
 Total Hours9

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