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
- 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.