Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #2114

Effective May 2024

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

There are four recognized certification levels for Emergency Medical Services. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), advanced EMT (AEMT) and Paramedic. Included in this certificate is the course that leads to EMT certification. The EMT performs assessments of medical and trauma patients and appropriately cares for the patient based on the assessment. The care provided includes managing cardiac arrest, assisting ventilations, splinting, and administering medications. The EMT program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Total Hours8
Students who are only interested in being eligible for the EMT National Registry must complete EMSB 101. A certificate of completion will be awarded to these students.

Program Contact(s):

Dawn Sgro

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Credit for Prior Learning (PLA) options may be available for your program.  For more information, please visit our website:  www.lorainccc.edu/PLA

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Possess the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to the role of an entry level emergency medical technician.
  2. Have the competence to recommend appropriate therapeutic procedures and make sound patient care judgments as expected of an entry level emergency medical technician.
  3. Demonstrate technical proficiency in all of the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level emergency medical technician.
  4. Exhibit personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry level emergency medical technician.