Career Major - Emergency Medical Technician

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Northwest Tech offers the following career majors within the Health Science Cluster.

Therapeutic Services Pathway Career Majors

Emergency Medical Technician - Alva Campus only
Core First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR is included in this career major. Students in this major learn about airway management, how to perform patient assessment, how to respond and treat patients in common medical emergencies as well as how to manage trauma patients. They will gain fundamental knowledge of EMS operational roles and responsibilities, including ethics, to ensure safe and effective response, scene management, and transport of patients. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Students must obtain EMT certification to work in this field. This career major is based upon successful completion of all EMR competencies (didactic, psychomotor and affective domains). This career major requires classroom, lab and clinical.

Career Major Length: 256 hours

CIP Code: 51.0904
SOC Code:
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Preparatory for the EMT 37
Airway for the EMT 16
Patient Assessment for EMT 20
Medicine for EMT 42
Trauma for EMT 38
Special Patient Populations for EMT 42
EMS Operations for the EMT 9
EMT Clinical 36
Shock for EMT 10
Core Healthcare Provider CPR 6


Campus Location: Alva

Financial Aid Eligible: No

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Testing and certification fees may apply.

Salary Range: $8.62/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Cluster: Health Science

Pathway: Therapeutic Services

Alva Instructor: Mrs. Brooke Meyer

Last updated on 6/9/15