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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

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

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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 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, Essentials 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

 

 

 

50428

 

William Cameron Engine Co

11 Buffalo Rd

Lewisburg, PA 17831

County: Union

 

 

Sept. 5, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2020

Registration deadline is August 22, 2019 or until class is full.

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6 - 10 p.m.

(No class on 11/28, 12/24, 12/26 & 12/31)

 

 

 

50318

 

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

 

Sept. 9 - Nov. 8, 2019

Registration deadline is August 23, 2019 or until class is full. 

 

 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

50350

 

 

Palmyra Fire Dept. 

35 W Walnut St

Palmyra, PA 17078

County: Lebanon

 

 

Sept. 12, 2019 - Feb. 20, 2020

Registration deadline is Aug. 30, 2019 or until class is full. 

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturdays 

9/14, 10/12, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/15

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(No class on 11/28, 12/24, 12/26, & 12/31)

 

 

 

50622

 

Lancaster Co Public Safety Training Center

101 Champ Blvd

Manheim, PA 17545

County: Lancaster

 

 

Feb. 20 - June 10, 2020

Registration deadline is February 8, 2020 or until the class is full.

 

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

6 - 10 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.

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 14 days prior to the start date.

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

 

 

 

50314

 

Online D2L

&

Neffsville Fire Co.

200 E. Oregon Rd

Lititz, PA 17543

County: Lancaster

 

 

Aug. 19 - Dec. 16, 2019 

Lab Sessions:

Every Monday

Registration deadline is August 2, 2019 or until the class is full. 

 

 

Mondays 

6 - 10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

50014

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Sept. 7 - Dec. 15, 2019

Lab Sessions: 

9/7, 9/21

10/5, 10/19

11/2, 11/16, 11/31

12/14 & 12/15

Registration deadline is August 23, 2019 or until class is full. 

 

 

Every other Saturday

(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (12/15)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

50015

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Sept. 8 - Dec. 15, 2019

Lab Sessions:

9//8, 9/22

10/6, 10/20

11/3, 11/17

12/1, 12/14 & 12/15

Registration deadline is August 23, 2019 or until class is full.

 

 

Every other Sunday

(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (12/14)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

50486

 

Online D2L

&

Somerset County Technical Center

281 Technology Dr

Somerset, PA 15501

County: Somerset

 

 

Oct. 14, 2019 - Mar. 2, 2020

Lab Sessions:

Every Monday

Registration deadline is September 27, 2019 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Mondays 

6 - 10 p.m.

No class on 12/21, 12/28 & 1/20.

 

 

 

 

50098

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

 

Nov. 4, 2019 - Mar. 23, 2020

Lab Sessions: 

Every Monday 

Registration deadline is October 18, 2019 or until class is full.  

 

 

Mondays 

6 - 10 p.m. 

No class on 12/30 & 1/20

 

 

 

50479

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Feb. 22 - May 31, 2020

Lab Sessions:

2/22

3/7, 3/21

4/4, 4/18

5/2, 5/16, 5/30 & 5/31

Registration deadline is February 7, 2020 or until class is full.

 

 

Every other Saturday

(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (5/31)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

50480

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Mar. 8 - June 14, 2020

Lab Sessions:

3/8, 3/22

4/5, 4/19

5/3, 5/17, 5/31

6/13 & 6/14

Registration deadline is February 21, 2019 or until class is full.

 

 

Every other Sunday

(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (6/13)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

50481

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

 

Mar. 23 - July 27, 2020

Lab Sessions:

Every Monday

Registration deadline is March 6, 2020 or until class is full.

 

 

 

Mondays

6 - 10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50482

 

 

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

Mar. 31 - July 21, 2020

Lab Sessions:

Every Other Tuesday

3/31

4/14, 4/28

5/12, 5/26

6/9, 6/23

7/7, 7/21

Registration deadline is March 13, 2020 or until class is full.

 

 

 

 

 

Every Other Tuesday

(See dates)

8 a.m - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

50483

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

 

June 7 - Sept. 13, 2020

Lab Sessions:

6/7, 6/21

7/5, 7/19

8/2, 8/16, 8/30

9/12 & 9/13

Registration deadline is May 22, 2020 or until class is full.

 

 

Every other Sunday

(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (9/12)

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 to register over the phone, 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 $600.00.

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.

Section #

Class Location

Dates

Days/Times

 

 

 

 

50097

 

 

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

July 7 - Sept. 29, 2019

Lab Sessions: 

7/7, 7/21

8/4, 8/18

9/1, 9/15, 9/28 & 9/29

Registration deadline is June 14, 2019 or until class is full. 

 

Sundays 

8 am - 5 p.m.

Saturday (9/28)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

50485

 

Online D2L

&

HACC - Shumaker Public Safety Center

One HACC Dr, Entrance 5

Harrisburg, PA 17110

County: Dauphin

 

 

Mar. 21 - May 31, 2020

Lab Sessions:

3/21

4/4, 4/18

5/2, 5/16, 5/30 & 5/31

Registration deadline is March 6, 2020 or until class is full.

 

Saturdays
(See dates)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday

(5/31)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

Where can I get more information?

For more information, please call 717-780-1969 or email emstrng@hacc.edu.

 

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