Emergency Medical Technology

About

The Emergency Medical Technology Program is designed to provide basic and advanced training for emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.  Emergency Medical Technicians function as a part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical System response, under medical oversight.  EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment found on an ambulance. 

The Emergency Medical Technology program will be divided into two courses, EMT and Advanced EMT. The Advanced EMT course is a new course based on the National EMS Standards adopted by the State of TN. The primary focus of the advanced course is to train the EMT in providing basic and limited advanced medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. The Advanced course adds to the knowledge learned in the EMT course and includes IV administration, and other advanced skills the EMT cannot perform. 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 744
Class Type Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,459.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,145.39

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Basic Emergency Medical Technician432Certificate
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician744Diploma

The Emergency Medical Technology Program is an evening program that will meet Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Campus Locations

Ripley Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063

Job Duties

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,730

Current job openings per year: 580

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Foundations of EMS
Airway Management Respirations and Artificial Ventilations
Patient Assessment
Medical Emergencies
Trauma Emergencies
Special Populations (Pediatrics and Geriatrics) I
EMS Operations
Clinical I
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Prep for Advanced EMT Practice
Human Development Health and Disease
Pharmacology
Assessment & Initial Assessment
Medical Emergencies
Trauma Emergencies
Special Populations (Pediatrics and Geriatrics) II
Rescue and Special Operations
Clinical II

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Ben Hearn
(731)635-3368

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