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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) serve their communities in many diverse roles.  Whether it be fire department, ambulance service, Emergency Department Assistant, or law enforcement,  EMT’s provide time critical assessment, treatment, and transport of the sick and injured in dynamic environments.  

The one quarter EMT course at Spokane Community College prepares students for field and clinical careers in emergency medicine.  The utility of the training carries into all walks of life.  The EMT course prepares student with skills such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Pharmacologic intervention
  • Leadership
  • Therapeutic and interdisciplinary communication
  • Field Operations

The 12 week EMT course includes 150 hours of lecture, lab, and clinical rotations both on the ambulance and in the Emergency Department (ED). The course meets and exceeds all National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH) and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) requirements to sit for the national registry exam.

  • Assess and recognize illness or injury related to medical and traumatic causes.
  • Provide basic life support as well as advanced life support measures to treat illness or injury
  • Be able to provide health care education to patients and injury prevention techniques.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

Plan Your Courses

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Total Program Credits: 13

Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
EMS 128
Emergency Medical Technician Lecture  
EMS 129
Emergency Medical Technician  
Total Credits
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  • Resident

  • Non-Resident

  • International

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  • Estimated Course Fees


Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Students Must

  • Be 18 years old by the time of their clinical rotations.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Hold an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR card.
  • Comply with all immunization requirements for clinical rotations.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Benjamin Sabori

Program Director

Kira Fredricks

Enrollment/Onboarding Advisor