Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.

[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]

Course Length- 200 Hours minimum 16 weeks

Course Cost- $500.00 includes the cost of textbook, background check, urinalysis

*Cost does not include- NREMT testing fee ($90), NIEMT testing fee ($90), Clinical uniform ($60- 150)

Course Requirements:

All course requirements and forms are required before an application is considered complete you may upload forms and records in the link that will be sent after registration.

  • BLS for Healthcare Provider

  • Current ID

  • High School Diploma

  • Vaccinations

    • Tuberculosis Screening-

      • *Complete TWO - TB skin tests within the lasts 12 months (must be placed at least 1 week apart but within 1 year of their Mercy Start date) - per the CDC, it is referred to as a two-step process (https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/healthcareworkers.htm) OR *Complete ONE - TB blood test within the last 12 months (IGRA) (T-Spot, Quantiferon Gold, etc) OR *Complete - Chest X-ray - in the last two years with documentation of official report (for positive results only)

    • TDAP

      • *Complete - One vaccine within the last 10 years

    • MMR

      • *Complete - Two MMR vaccinations at least 1 month apart after age 1 OR *Born prior to 1957 (exempt) OR *Complete - Positive titers to measles, mumps and rubella OR *Complete - Documentation of 2 measles, 2 mumps, and 1 rubella vaccination

    • Varicella

      • *Complete - Series of two doses OR *Complete - Series of two doses

    • Flu Vaccine

      • *Complete - Required if Clinicals will be between October 1 and March 31; date subject to change per CDC

    • Hepatitis B

      • *2 or 3 vaccine series completed at intervals recommended by CDC. If a negative HBsAB is found after a completed first series, a second series may be indicated; if a second negative HBsAB is resulted after a 2nd series, diagnosis of non-responder

    • Covid-19 Vaccine

      • 2 series shots must be completed and 2 week immunity after last shot must be completed


The book provided is a Looseleaf book and will require a 3 inch 3 ring binder

Clinical Uniform (the below items are linked to Amazon. I do not necessarily recommend them they are just what I found with a search and choosing the cheaper options.)

Recommended Reading

by Jeffery Lindsey PHD (Author)

Students are unable to use Federal Student Aid, or FASFA, at this time. Here are some other great resources to pay for your education:

  • Scholarships

      • Southwest Camden County Fire Protection District:

        • Scholarship awarded to 1 graduating senior from Macks Creek School District. The scholarship must be used to take an EMT course with Southwest Fire and be used within 2 years of award.

        • Volunteer with us- You must be an active volunteer with Southwest Fire and Pay for the course up front and be reimbursed at the end of the course with proof of Missouri EMT licensure.

      • Bound Tree Medical: Offers educational funding to those continuing a family tradition in the field of EMS through the Legacy Scholarship Program.

      • CIA Medical: Submit your application before June 1 for our yearly $1,000 scholarship. Tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near & dear to your heart.

      • NAEMT: The NAEMT Foundation works to strengthen and build a better future for EMS through funding EMS education and research. One of the challenges facing EMS today is recruitment and retention of EMS practitioners. In an effort to address this challenge, the NAEMT Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in pursuing a career in EMS. Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30, and scholarships are awarded in June. The following scholarships are available for individuals wishing to enter the EMS profession:

          • EMS school or program to become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

          • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

        • Amount of Award: up to $1,000, based on the cost of the EMS program and one-year NAEMT student membership.

      • Platinum Education: Through our scholarship program, Platinum Educational Group’s goal is to provide students entering the EMS, Nursing, and Allied Health fields assistance in funding their education. In 2015, we launched our program for EMS students only. In 2016, we expanded our programs (to include Platinum Tests and Platinum Planner) and scholarships to include the Nursing and Allied Health fields.We are proud to continue to offer students $1,000 scholarships in EMS, Nursing and Allied Health fields for 2019.

      • Zoll Medical: The ZOLL® EMT Scholarship Program awards medical education grants to qualifying EMTs who show a commitment to the profession. The goal of the program is to support the education of EMTs (EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced) who are working toward their paramedic certification (EMT-P).

      • The Next Step: The mission of The Next Step is to provide tuition assistance to individuals active in a 12-step recovery program from alcohol or substance abuse who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing an academic or vocational education.

      • Scholarship Central: Scholarship Central was created to help St. Louis Metro Area students (including Illinois), and students throughout Missouri, connect to financial resources for college. Getting started is easy.

      • Missouri Career Center

    • We are an eligible Training Provider. If you fall into certain eligible categories, special assistance may be available. These categories include certain individuals affected by a lay-off, disability, or veterans. Check with your Missouri Career Center to learn more.

EMT 22-02

This course is an in person course.

Course Start Date: August 12, 2022

Course End Date: December 16, 2022

Course days and Times: Every Friday 8:30am-5:30pm

Course Cost: $500.00

Online EMT

This course is an online course and requires an internet connection and computer.

While students have done well and have passed certifying exams that did not have any experience or exposure to EMS, this course is highly suggested for those that have a fire or healthcare background. This course requires weekly assignments, lectures and discussion boards.

This course is will be completed as a cohort. There are required in class days.

Aug 12, Sept 16, October 28, November 18, December 9 and 16

All required in person days are Fridays 830am - 530pm

Course cost: $500.00

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