Public Safety, Skills Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician Instructor Training

This skills certificate provides training and instruction focused on the development of teaching skills as opposed to emergency care skills. Topics include the following:

  1. components of teaching learning process;
  2. methods of teaching (teaching theory and teaching skills);
  3. preparation and use of a variety of media and materials; and
  4. purposes and methods of evaluation.

These skills will be taught within the theme of emergency care. This skills certificate will provide students the training necessary to take the Nevada State EMS Instructor licensing exam and certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the three domains of adult learning; cognitive, psychomotor, and affective.
  • Demonstrate understanding of various teaching methods, i.e., lecture, scenario, and skills application using various media and materials, such as PowerPoint, video, textbooks, articles, and simulation aids.
  • Demonstrate understanding of various types of student evaluation, i.e., multiple choice, fill-in, matching and other types of cognitive evaluation tools, as well as, practical skills proctoring for psychomotor evaluation.

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
EMS 110Emergency Medical Tech Instructor Training3
Total Units9
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician Training 1 6
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Tech Instructor Training 3
 Semester Total9
 Total Units9

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