• Emergency Medical Technician-Basic is offered to 12th grade students only. Students who have completed Fire Science Technology as 11th grade students are given enrollment priority. If slots are available, 12th grade students may be accepted as 1st year seniors. The goal of this class is to prepare students to become licensed by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as an EMT-Basic. Licensing requires proficiency in skills performance and academic assessment.

    Important Links:

    NREMT: http://www.nremt.org

    MEMSA: www.memsa.org

    Successful completion of the CTC Emergency Medical Technician program combined with licensure by the Missouri Division of Emergency Medical Services in accordance with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians may result in 8 hours of Articulated College Credit for students who enroll in Paramedics program offered at Metropolitan Community College (EMTP 150).

  • Hospital Emergency Rooms - $26,590

    Private Ambulance Service - $23,130

    Private Industry Requiring on-site EMT-B - $22,180

    Fire Departments Providing BLS - $38,334

    *Data taken from the National Occupational Handbook

Technology Used

    • Various types of body substance isolation devices
    • Stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, oxygen monitor, glucometer
    • Automatic external defibrillator
    • Cervical collar, spine board and Kendrick Extrication Device
    • Selection of splinting devices
    • High performance ambulance cot
    • Oxygen administration equipment & various airway device
EMT students

Skills Attained

    • Emergency services safe practices & risk management
    • Medical and trauma patient assessment
    • Cardiac arrest management using automatic external defibrillator
    • Spinal immobilization of seated & supine patients
    • Immobilization of fractures using a variety of splints
    • Bleeding control and shock management
    • Administration of oxygen and airway adjuncts