2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate


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The Emergency Medical Technician certificate provides fundamental knowledge and emergency medical procedures and techniques. Yavapai College offers students entry-level emergency response training with its EMT program. It prepares the student to become an EMT through relevant coursework and extensive hands-on practical training, clinical work, and instructors who have years of experience and know what is needed to succeed. Successful completion of this program will prepare the students for the required Arizona and National Registry EMT exams. Our EMT students have excellent pass rates on the National Registry Exam.

Accreditation: This program is approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services toward certification as an EMT in both the State of Arizona and in the USA.

Credit Hours Required: 16

Note: Specific program requirements per the State of AZ will be shared with student upon registration.

Program Goals and Objectives


The goal of the EMT programs at Yavapai College is to prepare the student as a competent entry-level EMT.

The three main objectives to reach this goal are as follows:

  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate information relevant to his or her role as an entry-level EMT.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level EMT.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional employer expectations for the entry-level EMT.

These goals and objectives meet with standards from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, United States Department of Transportation National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.

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.
  2. Manage scene safety including personal protective equipment in the workplace.
  3. Determine priorities of care.
  4. Define the role, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EMT.
  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.
  6. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages with medical emergencies and emergency childbirth.
  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.
  8. Prepare the patient for transport to an appropriate medical facility with a minimum of aggravation to the patient's illness or injury.
  9. Prepare a comprehensive patient care report for each patient assessed in the hospital clinical setting.