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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a rewarding, fast-paced medical field that can truly make a difference in people’s lives during their time of greatest need.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an entry-level certification that trains you to provide basic life support and emergency health care in settings such as an ambulance agency, hospitals, and fire departments.
Joining the emergency health care team as an Emergency Medical Technician is a rewarding fast-paced career that truly makes a difference in people’s lives during their time of greatest need.
The EMT certificate includes classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience and emergency ambulance experience.
You will receive first-rate instruction in basic life support, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillation, physical assessment, bandaging and splinting, traction splinting, spinal immobilization, airway management, oxygen therapy and other noninvasive procedures.
This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit
Richland College Allied Health Certificate Programs provide students with quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare education and training to produce job-ready individuals who fulfill the needs of healthcare employers and the community.
Looking to earn more? A career as an EMT can start you on the path to a great career in health care.