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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 is 220 hours of instruction that 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?

Register online (Reference the Section Number as locations cannot be displayed in this link) or 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 ($80.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.

 

Section #

Class Location

Date

Days/Times

71051

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Jan. 9 - July 26, 2017

Registration deadline is December 16, 2016.

 

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 - 10 p.m.

71421

 

Centre LifeLink EMS

125 Puddintown Rd

State College, Pa 16801

County: Centre

Jan 9 - Apr. 29, 2017

Registration deadline is December 16, 2016.

 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays (Dates TBD)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71309

PA State Fire Academy

1150 Riverside Dr

Lewistown, Pa 17044

County: Mifflin

Jan. 19 - June 12, 2017

Registration deadline is January 5, 2017.

 

Mondays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays

(1/21, 2/25, 3/25, 4/15, & 5/20)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71483

Dauntless Hook & Ladder

713 Bridge St

Selinsgrove, Pa 17870

County: Snyder

Jan. 26 - June 6, 2017

Registration deadline is January 13, 2017.

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays

(1/28, 2/11, 3/4, 3/18, 4/15, & 5/6)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71052

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

Feb. 6 - April 7, 2017

Registration deadline is January 20, 2017.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71592

 

White Rose Ambulance

54 N Harrison St

York, Pa 17403

County: York

Feb. 15 - May 15, 2017

Registration deadline is February 1, 2017.

Mondays & Wednesdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71111

 

WellSpan York Hospital

1001 S George St

York, Pa 17403

County: York

Feb. 16 - June 14, 2017

Registration deadline is February 2, 2017.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

71308

 

Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center

101 Champ Blvd

Manheim, Pa 17545

County: Lancaster

April 10 - Aug. 7, 2017

Registration deadline is March 27, 2017.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

71422

 

Centre LifeLink EMS

125 Puddintown Rd

State College, Pa 16801

County: Centre

May 8 - Aug. 9, 2017

Registration deadline is April 24, 2017.

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturdays (Dates TBD)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71053

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

May 18 - July 27, 2017

Registration deadline is May 5, 2017.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71556

 

HACC - York Campus

Goodling Bldg

2104 Pennsylvania Ave

York, Pa 17404

County: York

 

May 29 - Aug. 7, 2017

Registration deadline is May 12, 2017.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

80187

Centre LifeLink EMS

125 Puddintown Rd

State College, Pa 16801

County: Centre

Aug. 21 - Dec 8, 2017

Registration deadline is August 7, 2017.

 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays (Dates TBD)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

80218

 

WellSpan York Hospital

1001 S George St

York, Pa 17403

County: York

Aug. 22, 2017 - Mar. 1, 2018

Registration deadline is August 8, 2017.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

80105

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

Sept. 14, 2017 - Mar. 29, 2018

Registration deadline is August 31, 2017.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

80106

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

Sept. 15 - Nov. 17, 2017

Registration deadline is August 31, 2017.

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 through the Desire2Learn (D2L) online platform. 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)

Register Online (Reference the Section Number as locations cannot be displayed in this link) or call 717-780-2414. We will not accept registrations less than 30 days before the program start date.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

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 ($80.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.

Registration for the online classes closes 30 days prior to the start date.

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

71059

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Feb. 4 - May 21, 2017

Lab Sessions:

2/11, 2/25,

3/11, 3/25,

4/1, 4/8, 4/22,

5/6, 5/20 & 5/21

Registration deadline is January 6, 2017.

Saturdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (5/21)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71063

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Mar. 5 - June 18, 2017

Lab Sessions:

3/12, 3/26,

4/9, 4/23,

5/7, 5/21,

6/4, 6/17 & 6/18

Registration deadline is February 3, 2017.

Sundays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (6/17)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

71067

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

May 6 - Aug. 20, 2017

Lab Sessions:

5/13, 5/27,

6/10, 6/24,

7/8, 7/22,

8/12, 8/19 & 8/20

Registration deadline is April 7, 2017.

Saturdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (8/20)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

80116

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Aug. 19 - Dec. 3, 2017

Lab Sessions:

8/26

9/9, 9/23,

10/7, 10/21,

11/4, 11/18,

12/2 & 12/3

Registration deadline is July 21, 2017.

Saturdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (12/3)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

80117

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Sept. 24, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

Lab Sessions:

9/24

10/8, 10/22,

11/5, 11/19,

12/3, 12/17,

1/6 & 1/7

Registration deadline is August 25, 2017.

Sundays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (1/6)

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

 

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).