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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)



Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Learn about Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification program.

What does the program cover?

The EMT course covers the following in accordance with the National EMS Education Standards:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment of injuries and illnesses (Medical and Trauma)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Pediatric and geriatric emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Lifting, moving and transportation of patients
  • The assisting of patients with their own prescribed medications
  • The overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT

The EMT programs, both in-classroom and blended require mandatory corequisite courses listed below. The due dates for these courses are determined by your specific course syllabus and are to be completed in order to be eligible for your NREMT certification exam. These courses are free and more information will be provided at the first class session.

Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness

NIMS IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System

NIMS IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

NIMS IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (Prerequisites: NIMS 100 and 700)

NIMS IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

 

How do I register?

To register, please call 717-780-2414. We will not accept registrations less than 14 days before the program start date. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Students must be at least 16 years old.

Please be advised that the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS conducts criminal background checks.

Having a criminal history may affect your ability to complete the required testing for certification. For more information, please call 717-780-1969.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the EMT program is $825.00.

The required textbook is:

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th ed.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2016

ISBN-13: 9781284080179

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284080179/ or other retailers such as Amazon.

Digital format options from Google ebooks or CourseSmart are acceptable.

It is the responsibility of the EMT student to obtain the required textbook for the EMT Program. Students MUST have a textbook by the first class session.

Upon successful completion of the EMT Program students are eligible for their EMT certification exams. 

These exams are administered by the Pa. Department of Health–Bureau of EMS/National Registry of EMTs (Psychomotor) and the National Registry of EMTs/Pearson-Vue test centers (Cognitive).

Please note that there is a separate fee associated with the Cognitive exam ($75.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.

 

Section #

Class Location

Date

Days/Times

70736

Centre Lifelink EMS

125 Puddintown Rd

State College, Pa 16801

Aug. 24 - Dec. 14, 2016

Registration deadline is August 10, 2016

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

6-10 p.m.

Saturdays

(10/29 & 12/3)

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

70440

WellSpan York Hospital

Medical Education Pavilion, Room 21

1001 S. George St.

York, Pa 17403

Aug. 25, 2016 - Mar. 14, 2017

Registration deadline is August 11, 2016.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6-10 p.m.

70570

White Rose Ambulance

54 N. Harrison St

York, Pa 17403

Sept. 2 - Nov. 2, 2016

Registration deadline is August 19, 2016.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

70561

Lancaster Co. Public Safety Training Center

101 Champ Blvd

Manheim, Pa 17545

Sept. 12, 2016 - Mar. 13, 2017

Registration deadline is August 26, 2016.

Mondays & Wednesdays

6-10 p.m.

70562

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

Sept. 13, 2016 - Mar. 14, 2017

Registration deadline is August 26, 2016.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6-10 p.m.

70650

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

Sept. 30 - Dec. 2, 2016

Registration deadline is September 16, 2016.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

EMT Online/Blended

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program.

Our online/blended EMT program is a combination of self-paced online modules with interactive assignments and discussions. Students are required to attend in-classroom lab sessions throughout the program to demonstrate their competency in numerous psychomotor skills, complete testing requirements and prepare for the National Registry examinations.

Please complete the Self-Assessment for Online Learning to determine your potential aptitude for this learning platform.

FAQs(pdf)

Upon successful completion of the EMT Program students are eligible for their EMT certification exams. 

These exams are administered by the Pa. Department of Health–Bureau of EMS/National Registry of EMTs (Psychomotor) and the National Registry of EMTs/Pearson-Vue test centers (Cognitive).

Please note that there is a separate fee associated with the Cognitive exam ($75.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.

 

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

70599

Online

Practical sessions to be held at

William Cameron Engine Company

11 Buffalo Rd

Lewisburg, PA 17837

 

8/13, 8/27,

9/10, 9/24,

10/8, 10/22,

11/6, 11/19, & 11/20

Registration deadline is July 21, 2016.

Saturdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

70620

Online

Practical sessions to be held at

JC Blair Memorial Hospital

1225 Warm Springs Ave

Huntingdon, PA 16652

 

8/17, 8/24, 8/31,

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28,

10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26,

11/3, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, & 11/30

Registration deadline is July 28, 2016.

Wednesdays

6 - 10 p.m.

70597

 

Online

Practical sessions to be held at

Somerset Hospital

225 S Center Ave

Somerset, PA 15501

 

8/18, 8/25,

9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29,

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27,

11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/22

& 12/1

Registration deadline is August 11, 2016.

Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Tuesday (11/22)

6 - 10 p.m.

70702

 

Online

Practical sessions to be held at

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

9/25,

10/9, 10/23,

11/6, 11/20,

12/4, 12/18

1/7, 1/8

Registration deadline is September 9, 2016.

Sundays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (1/7)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

EMR to EMT BRIDGE

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) bridge to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

How do I register?

To register, please call 717-780-2414. Payment is due at the time of registration.

*A copy of your current Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Responder card and CPR card must be submitted before the start of the program.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the program is $425.00.

The required textbook is:

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th ed.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2016

ISBN-13: 9781284080179

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284080179/ or other retailers such as Amazon.

Digital format options from Google ebooks or CourseSmart are acceptable.

It is the responsibility of the EMT Bridge student to obtain the required textbook for the EMT Program. Students MUST have a textbook by the first class session.

 

Section #

Location

Dates

Days/Times

70488

Juniata County Library

498 Jefferson St

Mifflintown, PA 17509

Sept. 8 - Dec. 10, 2016

Registration deadline is August 26, 2016.

Mondays & Thursdays

6-10 p.m.

Saturdays

9/17, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/10

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Where can I get more information?

For more information, please call 717-780-1969 or email emstrng@hacc.edu.

Download the PA Department of Health Functional Position Description (pdf).