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Emergency Medical Technician

  • Certificate
  • 9 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Emergency Medical Technician at LSC?

Lake Superior College’s 9-credit Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program will train a student for an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician position for employment with ambulance services, fire departments, clinics and hospital emergency room settings.

Emergency Medical Technicians provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians serve as a critical link between the life-threatening event and hospital-based definitive care.

This certificate is based on the National EMS Educational Standards adopted by the state of Minnesota for Emergency Medical Technician education requirements.

Completion of the EMT program prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT examinations and ultimately certification. Successful achievement of National Registry certification is required by 45 states, including Minnesota, to generate the state licensure required to work as an EMT.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

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Law, public safety, corrections, and security workers are found in a variety of settings. For example, you might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, you might provide fire protection as a firefighter.

Plan Your Education

The Emergency Medical Technician Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Program Features

LSC’s Emergency Medical Technician courses are taught onsite at LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC) in Gary New Duluth. The ERTC is recognized as a top regional training center for first responders in the Midwest. The specialized Center offers classroom and training facilities for firefighting and emergency responder situations with live fire and accident/disaster staging facilities along with emergency response vehicles and equipment. LSC students may participate in joint training sessions with area public safety agencies for an enhanced learning experience.

Skills and Knowledge

Emergency Medical Technicians 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 Emergency Management System, (EMS), under medical oversight.

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