Emergency Medical Technician | EMT

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

Credential Earned:

Emergency Medical Technician certificate


No. of Classes Required:




In-classroom; onsite clinical

Contact Information:

Dawn Reimer




Approximate Cost:

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

Approximate cost of the program is $1,315. 


  • 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. 



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.


Who Teaches This Program?

The Emergency Medical Technician program is taught by experienced industry professionals. Instructors are MICRB certified.