Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), Certificate

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Curriculum code: C29A


Explain the roles and responsibility of the an EMT-Basic within the EMS system;

Recognize the emotional, physical and pathophysiology hazards of the EMT-Basic’s working environment;

Apply the concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to the assessment and treatment of emergency patients;

Communicate effectively with patients, other healthcare providers and emergency responders;

Provide basic emergency care required at the scene of a medical emergency or traumatic injury;

Use, maintain and care for common medical equipment used by the EMT-Basic.

Program Overview

This certificate course prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course serves as the foundation for continued studies as an Emergency Medical Technician, (see certificate programs on this and the following page) and as a Paramedic (see Associate in Applied Science degree options). The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Before enrollment, the student must have appropriate assessment score; and have an official GED or high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration requirements. To sit for the IDPH EMT-B exam, the student must be at least 18 years of age.

Each student in this program must have a (physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen), and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider).

Program Eligibility

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Program Requirements

Major Course

PMED 1018Emergency Medical Technician--Basic

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 8

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Total Credit Hours: 8