Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Be the first on the scene

Learn the responsibilities of an entry-level EMT professional to provide care in various settings to patients with diverse needs. Grow your critical thinking skills, and clinical knowledge, while learning how to effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare workers.  

You’ll practice responding to emergency calls ranging from car accidents, violent traumas, heart attacks, childbirth, falls, and other emergency care needs. 

This program consists of lectures, hands-on skills training, a field placement internship, and at least 10 live patient contacts prior to course completion. 

Note: This is an initial certification course and can't be used as a renewed certification.

Paramedics caring for a child patient
Program Type
Career Program,
16 weeks

16 weeks • August 20 – December 12, 2024 • $1,199

Lectures on Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30am-11:30am & Labs on Tuesdays 12pm-4pm. Both will be held at OCC@Liverpool location. 


  • This class uses a digital textbook and the college's learning management system. Participants in the program must have reliable access to a computer or laptop to complete coursework and assignments outside of the classroom. 

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Students who successfully complete the course and psychomotor exam are eligible to become nationally registered EMTs and work with a local ambulance corps. Plus, you'll be able to easily continue your education and go for our 2-year Paramedic Certificate and Paramedic A.A.S programs! 

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