The EMT program is a 140-hour course designed to introduce the participant basic life support and pre-hospital emergency medical care. This program is considered to be entry-level for a career in emergency care, and is based upon the 2009 EMS Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician. There is a clinical and field experience component to provide the student with exposure to the hospital emergency department and ambulance settings. Upon successful completion of the EMT program, a certificate will be awarded that permits the student to participate in the examinations to become licensed in the State of Missouri as an Emergency Medical Technician.
- 18 years of age
- High school graduate or GED
The EMT program is offered once in the fall starting in mid-August, and once in the winter starting in January. The program meets two nights per week and lasts approximately four months. There is also a summer EMT Academy that meets two 8-hour days per week starting in June and lasting nine weeks.
Registration for the EMT programs is open until approximately two weeks before the program start date; however, all seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.