Emergency Medical Services Education Program

Emergency Medical Technician Program

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses basic knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical System (EMS) response under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

The UMKC EMT Program is approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of EMS (09529T6). The program curriculum exceeds that of both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Bureau of EMS.

The EMT course is a single semester certificate course that typically begins every January, late May/early June, and August. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be awarded that permits the student to participate in the national certification examinations that lead to state licensure. The goal of the EMT course is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

EMT course admission is typically accepted on a first come, first‐serve basis upon receipt of the application and registration fee below, pending prerequisite requirements are met. Registration links typically open below 90 days before the first session of a course.

EMT Course Prerequisites, and course details can be found on the EMT Application page.

Note: Applications for the next EMT Course open 60 days before the first session of the course.

If you have any questions, please contact us.