Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Mercy College’s EMT-Basic Certificate program provides:
- A start to your career in emergency medical services
- Preparation for the State of Ohio EMT Certification
- Eligibility to take National Registry (NREMT) exam
- Ability to apply for licensure in other states
- Option of applying college credit earned in certificate program toward advanced degrees in related healthcare fields
- Eligibility for Financial Aid
The EMT-Basic program courses begin in the fall semester (August).
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) represent the first responders in the emergency medical system. This level of training prepares students to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. The EMT has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. In order to receive more advanced EMT training, such as that for paramedics, students must first certify as EMT’s.
Program content has been developed using curriculum and material defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Standard Curriculum and CoAEMSP under the auspices of CAAHEP. The program received accreditation from the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, as of June 2011 (OH-22). The approvals and accreditation are critical to the success of this initiative because effective in 2013, all emergency medical services programs must be affiliated with an institution of higher education of the quality educational experiences provided by such programs.
The EMT-Basic certificate program is 16 credit hours and is one semester in length.
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