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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

FEMA Classes - Students must register on the FEMA site for a Student ID #.

NIMS IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System

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

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

NIMS IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/ - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse 

 

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. 
  • Please use the EMS Permission to Bill (pdf) for third party billing. 
  • Students must be 16 years old before the first day of class.
  • 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 $925.00. The textbook is not included.
  • The required textbook for 2021 is:  Emergency Care 14th 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

 

 

60827

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Drive, Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

March 1 - May 21, 2021

Registration deadline is Feb 15, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

61235

 

 

Community Lifeteam Ambulance

54 N Harrison St
York, PA  17403
 
County:  York
 

 

 

March 15 - Aug 12, 2021

Registration deadline is March 1, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

Mondays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

 

 

61310

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Drive, Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

June 14 - July 30, 2021

Registration deadline is June 1, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

61311

 

Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center

101 Champ Blvd
Manheim, PA  17545
 
County:  Lancaster
 

 

 

June 14 - July 30, 2021

Registration deadline is June 1, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Monday - Friday

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.

We encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment for Online Learning to determine your potential aptitude for this learning platform.
 
Students enrolling in the blended programs are expected to have a basic understanding of: Basic Internet navigation methods that include browser navigation, utilizing bookmarks, search terms, navigating to web addresses and utilizing hyperlinks.
 

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.
 

Please note:

  • 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).
  • 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 14 days prior to the start date.

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

 

 

 

60830

 

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr., Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

 

March 30 - July 7, 2021

Registration deadline is March 16, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Tuesday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

60832

 

Online D2L

&

Adams County Emergency Services Center

230 Greenamyer Ln.
Gettysburg, PA  17325
 
County:  Adams
 

 

 

 

April 16 - July 23, 2021

Registration deadline is April 1, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

61316

 

Online D2L

&

Hughesville Volunteer Fire Company

30 S. Railroad St.
Hughesville, PA  17737
 
County:  Lycoming
 

 

 

 

May 23 - Aug. 29, 2021

Registration deadline is May 9, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Sunday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

61312

 

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr., Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

 

June 12 - Sept. 19, 2021

Registration deadline is May 29, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Saturday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

61313

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr., Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

 

June 13 - Sept. 19, 2021

Registration deadline is May 30, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Sunday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

EMR to EMT BRIDGE ONLINE/BLENDED 

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

Our online/blended EMR to EMT Bridge 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.

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

  

How do I register?

  • Register Online or over the phone by calling 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 $600.00.
  • The required textbook for 2021 is: Emergency Care 14th 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 James Weber at 717-780-3236 or email emstrng@hacc.edu.

 

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

 

 

 

60834

 

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr., Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

March 6 - May 16, 2021

Registration deadline is Feb 20, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

Every other Saturday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

61317

 

Online D2L

&

Hughesville Volunteer Fire Company

30 S. Railroad St.
Hughesville, PA  17737
 
County:  Lycoming
 

 

 

 

May 23 - Sept. 18, 2021

Registration deadline is May 9, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Sunday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

61315

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr., Entrance 5
Harrisburg, PA  17110
 
County:  Dauphin
 

 

 

 

June 6- Sept. 18, 2021

Registration deadline is May 23, 2021 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Every other Saturday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

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