Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT) is the first semester in the Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology degree. It is open to students who are 18 years old and have either taken or are eligible to enroll in English 121.  It is an entry level class and no other prior classwork is necessary.  Pell Grant eligible student can obtain a CTE Grant to cover a portion of the class tuition.  Space is limited each semester and the classes fill quickly.

NEW for Summer/Fall 2018

All students interested in the Summer or Fall 2018 EMT classes must attend a pre-class information session to get permission to enroll in the EMT class.  A list of the days and times of the information session are located here: 2018 Summer and Fall Information Sessions

2018 Spring Class Options

Section 001 Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm 1/17/2018-5/8/2018
Section 002 Tue, Thur and Fri 12:30pm-5:30pm 1/16/2018-5/8/2018
Section 004 Thursday and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 1/18/2018-5/8/2018

Part Time Option

This program takes two (2) semesters to complete.  Students will take EMS 121 and EMS 123 in the fall semester and EMS 122, 124, and 170 in the spring semester.

Section 003    Monday and Wednesday    6:00 pm- 9:30 pm   August 21- December 12

Program Prerequisites

  • Proof of age 18 by the first day of class
  • The student must be eligible to enroll in ENG 121 or provide proof of completion of ENG 121, or its equivalent, with a grade of C or higher.

Course Requirements

By the first day of class, the student is required to have the following:

  • Criminal Background Check and Urinalysis-Disqualifying Offenses
  • Physical Exam with proof of vaccinations and a TB test
  • American Heart Association CPR card at the BLS Provider Level


Students must meet with an EMS faculty member or a college advisor to enroll.  For more information or to schedule an individual enrollment appointment, please contact Lou Hren at Louis.Hren@rrcc.edu, Robert Vroman at Robert.Vroman@rrcc.edu, or Steven Brown at Steven.Brown@rrcc.edu.