Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology

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As an Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) student at the SWSC, you will be challenged daily in class as you learn the crucial skills needed to perform in emergency medicine. The EMT program will take students with minimal or zero medical knowledge and in 16 weeks have them trained and prepared to assist people in their most critical time of need. EMT’s are trained to handle events such as heart attacks, strokes, internal bleeding, diabetic problems, and trauma patients.

EMT’s help people in critical situations that are often life-threatening and traumatic. It is a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding environment, but can be intensely emotional. Quality training and the ability to focus on the human aspects are essential.

This program may be completed in approximately 16 weeks.  Day, Afternoon and Evening classes are available.  As part of EMT104, each student will participate in simulated clinical events called Emergency Patient Management (EPM) exercises.


The instructors at the SWSC take a unique approach to the EMT Program. They recognize that the participants in our program are not merely students; they will be future coworkers and counterparts. With that in mind, they take a personalized approach to instruction. They demand that our students push themselves and work hard to be successful.

Instructors in the EMT program are paramedics and EMT's from around the valley. They have extensive experience working in Emergency Medicine and are dedicated to teaching at the highest level so students can perform confidently in the intense atmosphere of emergency medical scenes.

This program is part of the Public Safety Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Career and Employment Outlook

EMT's are used in a variety of employment settings such as fire departments, ambulance services, EMS agencies, hospital emergency departments, and even law enforcement agencies.  Additionally, EMT's play a role in clinics, summer camps, wilderness adventure organizations, lifeguarding and ski patrol.  Whether you train to be an EMT as your primary employment or as a supplement to your career; the skills and knowledge you gain as an EMT will serve you for a lifetime.

Employment and Wages vary from state to state, so for your convenience, we provide a direct link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Emergency Medical Technology below: