Emergency Medical Technician - Basic | Mercy College

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be a high school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0, or a general equivalency (GED) recipient with a score of 500 (score of 50 prior to 2002). If an applicant’s GPA or GED score is below the minimum, he/she may be eligible for admission under transfer credit guidelines.

Transfer Student Guidelines
A transfer student must be a high school graduate or a GED recipient and have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited college, with a GPA of at least 2.0. For applicants who have attended more than one regionally accredited college, GPAs from all colleges must combine to equal at least a 2.0.
Additional Admission Requirements for EMT-Basic Program Applicants
Applicants should have completed and passed these high school courses, or their college equivalents. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A grade of “B” is preferred.
  • English-three units
  • Math-two units
  • Social Studies-two units

In addition to the General College admission policies and procedures, EMT Certificate program applicants must have the following:

  • Applicants must possess current and valid certification for American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, as well as certificates for NIMS IS100 & IS700 and submit proof of such.
  • Applicants must submit to a background check according to College policy.
  • Applicants must have completed and passed (with a “C” or better) these high school courses, or their college equivalents, within the past seven years:
    • Biology - one unit

For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog online for further admission information.