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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course prepares students for all aspects of emergency care in both medical and trauma situations. This 5 credit course adheres to state and national standards. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, fractures and dislocations, spinal injuries, soft-tissue wounds, and ambulance operations. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to complete certification requirements for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

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Career Opportunities

Emergency Dispatcher

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Emergency Medical Technician First Responder

Emergency Room Technician

Firefighter/EMT

Just the Facts

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
5 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls
The EMT course is offered at various sites/locations throughout the Chippewa Valley Technical College district.

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   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

838

Estimated Total:  $838

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

Emergency Medical Technician
This 5 credit course adheres to state and national standards. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, fractures and dislocations, spinal injuries, soft-tissue wounds, and ambulance operations.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

 

$22K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) graduates reported an average starting salary of $21,535.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

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Focus On Student Success

CVTC offered me a wonderful opportunity to prepare myself for the next step in my life. The staff was incredible and resourceful. The school offers a rich and full education. Thank you!

Emergency Medical Technician Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

FireMedic, Associate Degree

Paramedic, Technical Diploma

Paramedic Technician, Associate Degree

Certificates

Critical Care Transport, Certificate

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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