Emergency Medical Technology

Program Overview

People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, (technicians with additional training who perform more difficult pre-hospital medical procedures.) Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, near drownings, and gunshot wounds, as well as women giving birth unexpectedly, all demand urgent medical attention. Emergency Medical Technicians give immediate care and then transport the sick or injured to medical facilities.

General Program Information

The Emergency Medical Technology program includes both basic and advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of ill and injured patients. Recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervention, and evaluation of the interventions are other areas of the program. Students begin with the Basic Emergency Medical Technology program and can continue on to the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program.

For more information please visit the Public Safety Sciences department page.


  • private ambulance firms
  • fire departments
  • hospitals

Job Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • paramedic
  • ambulance driver