Skills Certificate - Emergency Medical Technician

Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center
Phone: 775-789-5555 or 775-789-5511
Fax: 775-789-5501
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/ems/

This skills certificate is designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, a hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. At the successful completion of this course, the student will receive EMT-Basic Certification from the State of Nevada.

This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Pre-Registration Requirements

Class requirements include State of Nevada EMT certified, 18 years of age or older, current AHA health care provider CPR card, medical insurance, proof of two-step negative TB Skin test or negative chest X-ray, current Tetanus/Diptheria (TD), Hepatitis B (2nd in the series of 3), proof of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox), Background check from www.mystudentcheck.com, 5 panel drug testing from ARC. 
 

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the roles and responsibilities within an EMS system, methods to stay healthy and to prevent job related injuries in the field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gain knowledge of basic legal issues that impact decisions made in the field and the importance of ethics when making these decisions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate psychologically and sociologically with all ages and cultures of patients in the prehospital environment.
 

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
EMS 108Emergency Medical Technician Training6
Total Units6
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician Training 1 6
 Semester Total6
 Total Units6
1

Prerequisite: Current healthcare provider CPR card, proof of health insurance, MMR, TD, Hepatitis B, 2-step TB skin test and 18 years of age.