Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

This 150-hour course will cover the basic skills needed to function on an ambulance, in a hospital ER, or for any other medical position that requires at least 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 set forth in this paragraph,
  6. Have not been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of law,
  7. At 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 an 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:  All applicants must complete ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System and IS-700 National Incident Management System, An Introduction prior to the start of class.  Available online at training.fema.gov

General Information
Orientation Date:  November 2, 2021
Start Date:  November 9, 2021  Ends:  March 29, 2022
Classes meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm - 10:00pm
150 Total Hours includes 20 Clinical Hours
Program completes in approximately 5 months

Educational Costs
Tuition $900
Books $150
Additional out of pocket expenses include application fee $30, pre-entrance assessment $60, shoes & black pants for clinicals $50, National Registry EMT Exam $150 

Financial Assistance
-Veteran's Educational Benefits may be used for those who qualify
-Ohio Means Jobs may be able to help with tuition expenses.  Contact your local OMJ office to see if you qualify

Job Outlook
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Contact Us

Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
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