Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

EMT-B

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at North Central Texas College teaches basic life support procedures. EMT is the entry-level certification for EMS. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of prehospital care.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of EMT-Basic practice within local, state, and national parameters.
  • Demonstrate the desirable qualities of an EMS provider that contribute to high professional and ethical standards.
  • Recognize, assess and manage medical and traumatic emergencies while establishing priorities under the appropriate medical control. Procedures will include physical assessment, extrication, basic life support, airway control and ventilation, psychological support, and other forms of basic life support.
  • Coordinate scene management, patient care, and transportation with other agencies.
  • Establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patient's family members, and staff of receiving hospitals.
  • Concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care.
  • In the event of contingencies, exercise personal judgment that is sound and appropriate for the situation.

Successful completion of this program entitles the student to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for the certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Certificate Requirements

Offered Fall, Spring & Summer III Semesters

Semester courses and credits required to earn the EMT-Basic Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
EMSP 1501 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 5
EMSP 1160 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGY 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 6