Skills Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Program Description

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 have the opportunity to apply and receive certification for NREMT and use that to gain certification at the state or local level. 

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Students must have completed ALL requirements noted in the following link in order to be allowed to enroll in the course:

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician Training 1 6
 Semester Total6
 Total Units6

A hold is placed on the course and a student cannot enroll until ALL requirements are completed as noted in this link:

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, 5 panel drug testing from ARC.

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
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the roles and responsibilities of an EMT within an EMS system, methods to stay healthy and to prevent job-related injuries in the field, basic legal and ethical issues as well as learn how to effectively communicate with patients of all ages, cultures, gender, race, and disabilities in the prehospital environment.

  • Demonstrate how to provide basic assessment, development, and treatment to patients of all ages utilizing fundamental knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of injuries and illnesses while providing emergent care of airway, breathing, and circulation.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure safe patient, public, and personal safety.