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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 overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT
  • General anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment of injuries and illnesses
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Control of bleeding and shock
  • Care of muscle injuries
  • Medical emergencies
  • Childbirth
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • The lifting and moving of patients
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • The assisting of patients with their own prescribed medications 
  • Assessment of the scene
  • Transportation of patients to the emergency department  

How do I apply?

Download the HACC EMT Program Application (pdf). 

We will not accept program applications less than 30 days before the program start date.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the EMT program is $800.00 plus a non-refundable $25.00 application fee.

Tuition includes: 

  • Pocket mask
  • Stethoscope
  • 2 uniform shirts
  • The student liability coverage premium. We require all students who participate in a required clinical experience to have this liability coverage.

Tuition is due when you are accepted into the program

Effective January 1, 2015, it is the responsibility of the EMT student to obtain the required textbook for the EMT Program.

The required textbook is:

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th ed.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011

ISBN-13: 9781284032840

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284032840/ or other retailers.

It may also be purchased directly through HACC's EMS Education Unit at a cost of $125.

Digital format options from Google ebooks or CourseSmart are acceptable.

Students MUST have a textbook by the first class session.

 

Section #

Class Location

Date

Days/Times

51668

HACC Shumaker Public Safety Center

1 Hacc DriveHarrisburg, PA 17110

May 15  - Aug. 7, 2015

Application deadline is April 15, 2015

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

   51722

HACC - York Campus

2010 Pennsylvania Avenue, PA 17404

May 14 -Aug. 5, 2015

Application deadline is April 14, 2015

   Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

8 a.m - 5 p.m.

 

 

EMR to EMT BRIDGE

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

How do I apply?

To apply to this program download and complete the HACC EMT Program Application. *A copy of your current Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Responder card must be included with your application.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the program is $425.00 plus a non-refundable $25.00 application fee.

Tuition includes:

  • Pocket mask
  • Stethoscope
  • Two uniform shirts
  • The student liability coverage premium. We require all students who participate in a required clinical experience to have this liability coverage. 

Tuition is due when you are accepted into the program.

Effective January 1, 2015, it is the responsibility of the EMT Bridge student to obtain the required textbook for the EMT Program.

The required textbook is:

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th ed.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011

ISBN-13: 9781284032840

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284032840/ or other retailers.

It may also be purchased directly through HACC's EMS Education Unit at a cost of $125.

Digital format options from Google ebooks or CourseSmart are acceptable.

Students MUST have a textbook by the first class session.

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).