2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate (EMS 132 ) provides fundamental knowledge about emergency medical procedures and techniques. These include artificial respiration, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, control of bleeding, splinting, extrication and light rescue, and ten hours of hospital training and observation to give Emergency Medical Technicians improved clinical knowledge of the profession. Successful completion of EMS 132 , with a grade of "C" or better, qualifies the student to take the National Registry of EMT Certification examination for EMT.

Credit Hours Required: 10

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Perform one and two person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the adult, child and infant patient according to the latest American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider standards. (EMS 132)
  2. Manage scene safety including personal protective equipment in the workplace. (EMS 132)
  3. Determine priorities of care. (EMS 132)
  4. Define the role, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EMT. (EMS 132)
  5. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering airway obstructions, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest with the use of CPR, automated external defibrillator, ventilatory assistance and oxygen. (EMS 132)
  6. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages with medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. (EMS 132)
  7. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, nervous system injuries, head, chest and abdominal injuries. (EMS 132)
  8. Prepare the patient for transport to an appropriate medical facility with a minimum of aggravation to the patient's illness or injury. (EMS 132)
  9. Prepare a comprehensive patient care report for each patient assessed in the hospital clinical setting. (EMS 132)