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EMT and EMT Refresher

This program will prepare you to obtain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Those who enter this program have interest in health care and helping people. They work well in a high stress environment and must have strong communication skills and attention to details. EMT students learn to be calm under pressure as they work in life-saving situations. Students training at Harford Community College have use of an on-site, fully functioning ambulance box and an observation classroom designed for critique of situational practice and procedures.

Program Overview

Emergency Medical Technician certificate



Dawn Reimer 


Other course costs: required textbook, AHA BLS CPR (taken as a cohort), uniform, and National Registry Exam



Must be at least 18 years of age

Courses Required

  • Emergency Medical Technician I
  • Emergency Medical Technician II
  • EMT Clinical

Classes focus on general emergency care, airway management, patient assessment, EMS foundations and EMS operations. Program includes American Heart Association BLS as well as a field internship.

What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry exams to become nationally certified. Those who complete this program will be prepared to work as an emergency medical technician. EMT's use their skills to stabilize patients and work as part of a team under medical supervision, either with other BLS providers or with Paramedics. They respond to both critical and emergent patients. 

Potential Careers

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2019 the average salary for EMT's in Maryland was $32,450 per year. Employment is expected to grow 6% from 2019-2029, faster than the national average.