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 interst in healthcare 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.
Emergency Medical Technician certificate
No. of Classes Required:
In-classroom; onsite clinical
Other course costs: required textbook, uniform and National Registry Exam
Must be at least 18 years of age
Approximate cost of the program is $1,200. Program cost includes American Heart Association BLS and a field internship component
- Emergency Medical Technician I
- Emergency Medical Technician II
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?
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.