The Emergency Medical Technician certificate is designed to provide an introductory learning experience for persons interested in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine. This course includes practical and computer-based testing in the classroom, as well as clinical experience in area hospitals and with local EMS agencies. National Registry certification testing will be available upon successful course completion in both the cognitive and hands-on psychomotor skills areas. Area fire departments and EMS agencies, as well as some hospital emergency departments, urgent care clinics and industrial settings utilize EMTs. F
or more information about the Emergency Medical Technician certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/emergencytech.
Prerequisite: Proof of successful and current completion of either American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR or Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR training.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Students must possess a CPR card that is either American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer to enroll. No other cards will be accepted.
- Students must also show a high school diploma or GED.
The Emergency Medical Technician course requires students to undergo a criminal history background check at a cost of $15. This cost is included in the course tuition. Students may be denied the opportunity to obtain certification with the State of Iowa, upon successful completion of the course, based on the results of the background check. This decision to deny certification rests solely with the Iowa Department of Public Health- Bureau of EMS.