Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

This 150-hour course will cover the basic skills needed to function in an ambulance, in a hospital ER, or for any other medical position requiring an EMT-Basic credential.     
Credentialing Information
Successful completion of training through this Ohio EMS-accredited training program is required to be eligible for certification to practice as an EMT-Basic.  Students must pass the National Registry examination to receive an EMS certification issued by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. 
 
Admission Criteria
-Minimum age of 18 or a student who is at least 17 years old, who is enrolled in the 12th or final grade in a secondary school program, and who otherwise meets the requirements for admission into the EMS training program

-Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty of, or has a judicial finding of guilt for any of the following reasons:
  1. Fraud of material deception in applying for or obtaining a certificate issued, 
  2. A felony,
  3. A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,
  4. A violation of any federal, state, county, or municipal narcotics law,
  5. Any act committed in another state that, if committed in Ohio, would constitute a violation outlined in this paragraph,
  6. Have not been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of law,
  7. At the time of admission, is not under indictment for a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,
  8. Does not currently engage in the illegal use of controlled substances, alcohol, or other habit-forming drugs or chemical substances to the extent that it impairs the ability to perform the duties of an EMT
-Pass a WorkKeys assessment scoring a minimum of a 4 in Math, 4 in Workplace Documents (skill to read and comprehend workplace documents), and a 4 in Graphic Literacy (skill to locate and find information)

-Read and Sign the Waiver of Liability

-The Program Coordinator or the Adult Education Director may allow some exceptions to these requirements

Prerequisite:  ICS-100 and NIMS-700 free online training at training.fema.gov. We recommend the completion before class starts, but it is not required.

General Information
Next Start Date: December 5, 2023
If interested, contact Maria Diltz, Enrollment Coordinator 
Classes meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
150 Total Hours, including 20 Clinical Hours
The program is completed in approximately five months

Educational Costs

Financial Assistance
Grants/Scholarships - Check the financial aid webpage for any grants or scholarships applicable to this program.  This program is not long enough to qualify for federal financial aid like Pell Grants and Federal Student Loans.

VA Educational Benefits - Apply for your VA benefits online

Ohio Means Jobs - Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency.  Students must work directly with OMJ to apply.  Additional information

Employer Assistance - CDL drivers are in high demand.  Some companies may assist with tuition.  Contact the HR department with the employer.  

Job Outlook
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Contact Us

Austin Miller
Fire and EMS Programs Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2009
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