Emergency Medical Technician Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) give immediate care to critically ill or injured people in the prehospital setting and provide transport to hospitals, care facilities and private residences. The ability to work under pressure in challenging environments, think critically to make difficult decisions independently and perform life-saving skills precisely are essential to success in this career. A criminal history background check, immunizations, and drug testing will be required. Learn more about our EMT certificate Course DescriptionsSchedule of Classes Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMT-105: Introduction to Emergency Medical Services [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ] Introduces the student to EMS. Examines the career path for paramedics. Explores structure and function of EMS systems. Includes roles and responsibilities, operations, medico-legal consideration, stress management, blood borne pathogens, and other Oregon specific content. EMT-107: EMT Rescue [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ] Covers EMS operational areas including rescue practices, standard and rapid patient extrication, introduction to heavy extrication, control of rescue operations, scene safety, and more. EMT-108: Emergency Response Patient Transportation [ Spring Term | 2 - credits ] Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning. Required credits for the CCC one-year EMT certificate program and for students transferring to two-year AAS-EMT program. EMT-109: Emergency Response Communication/ Documentation [ Winter Term | 2 - credits ] Covers principles of communication via verbal, written and electronic modes in the provision of EMS. Documentation of the elements of patient assessment, patient care and transport, communication systems, radio types, reports, codes and correct techniques. Required credits for the CCC one-year EMT certificate program and for students transferring to two-year AAS-EMT program. EMT-217: Basic EKG Interpretation I for Emergency Medical Technicians [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ] Presents the student with an introductory overview related to the anatomy and physiology of the heart. It also explores normal electrical conduction as well as common variations as evidenced by changes in the waveform on the cardiac monitoring device. The course will also focus on the student's ability to perform cardiac monitoring via 3, 5 and 12-lead monitoring devices. EMT-218: Basic EKG Interpretation II for Emergency Medical Technicians [ Spring Term | 1 - credits ] Builds upon the knowledge gained in EMT-217. The course will focus on the student's ability to understand and recognize variations in the electrical conduction of the heart as evidenced by changes on the 12-lead EKG. The course will encompass the recognition and treatment modalities of sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular rhythms as well as heart block. Recognition and treatment of electrical conduction problems related to ischemia, injury and drug/electrolyte imbalances will also be discussed.