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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
  • Assisting 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. 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 - www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/
 

How do I register?

Register online (Reference the Section Number as locations cannot be displayed within 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.

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher 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.

Students are required to wear a uniform to every class session. HACC provides uniform shirts. Students are responsible for navy blue work pants, black work boots, and a black belt.

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

80534

 

Adams County Emergency Services Center

230 Greenamyer Ln

Gettysburg, PA 17325

County: Adams

Jan. 17 - June 4, 2018

Registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2018 or until class is full.

 

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays

1/20, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14, & 5/12

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

81157

 

PA State Fire Academy 

1150 Riverside Dr 

Lewistown, PA 

County: Mifflin

Jan. 18 - June 14, 2018

Registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2018 or until class is full. 

Mondays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays

1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21, 5/19, 6/2

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

80679

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

Jan. 22 - July 23, 2018

Registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2018 or until class is full.

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 - 10 p.m.

80680

 

WellSpan York Hospital

1001 S George St

York, PA 17403

County: York

Feb. 1 - June 4, 2018

Registration deadline is Jan. 17, 2018 or until class is full.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

80681

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

Feb. 2 - Apr. 23, 2018

Registration deadline is Jan. 17, 2018 or until class is full.

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.

EMS FAQs 2017(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

80690

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Feb. 3 - June 3, 2018

Lab Sessions:

2/10, 2/24,

3/10, 3/24,

4/7, 4/21,

5/5, 5/19,

6/2 & 6/3

Registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2018 or until class is full.

Saturdays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (6/3)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

80691

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, Pa 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Feb. 18 - June 17, 2018

Lab Sessions:

2/25,

3/11, 3/25,

4/8, 4/22,

5/6, 5/20,

6/3, 6/16 & 6/17

Registration deadline is Jan. 19, 2018 or until class is full.

Sundays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (6/17)

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.

The textbook may be obtained directly from the publisher 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.

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).