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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.


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

To apply to this program download and complete the HACC EMT program application for submission.
*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.

Where can I get more information?

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

When are the classes?


Class Location




York Hospital

1001 South George Street, York, PA 17403

February 12, 2015 - June 16, 2015

Application deadline is January 12, 2015

  Tuesdays & Thursdays




Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes

Tuition for the EMT program is $825.00 plus a non-refundable $25.00 application fee. Tuition includes required text book,pocket mask, stethoscope, and 2 uniform shirts. Tuition also includes the student liability coverage premium.



Class Location







Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Company

713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

January 13, 2015 - June 25, 2015

Application deadline is December 15, 2014

 Tuesdays &Thursdays

6pm - 10pm

and some Saturday sessions

8am - 5pm