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Emergency Medical Services Certificate

Program Description

A graduate of the Certificate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services is a highly skilled health care provider.  EMTs recognize, assess and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured persons in pre-hospital settings.  Instruction in the program includes classroom education taught by BridgeValley faculty.  Hands-on training in the lab, or on ambulances and in clinical facilities is provided and supervised by professionals in their respected areas.  

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. Recognize, assess, reassess, modify, and safely manage the scene of a medical emergency incident as a certified Emergency Medical Technician - Basic team leader.
  2. Provide clinically competent pre-hospital care to the ill or injured to patients across the lifespan by utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities according to established regional or state guidelines.
  3. Master skills and concepts essential to the operation of EMS systems and other agencies.
  4. Document and communicate effectively the appropriate relevant information to the receiving facility.
  5. Demonstrate empathy for values and perspectives of diverse cultures and the desire to serve as a patient advocate.
  6. Demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations for the EMS Technician


For EMST 101, students must successfully pass a Physical Medical Screening with required immunization documentation, Background Check and Drug Screen, possess a valid driver’s license and successfully pass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training.  
*Failure to do so can result in dismissal from the program. 


Pattern Sheet


First Semester
EMST 101 Emergency Medical Technician 10
BIOL 201 Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4
ALHL 110 Pharmacology 3
  Semester Total 17
Second Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 201 Life Span Psychology 3
BIOL 202 Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4
MATH 111 or
MATH 113
Math for Health Care or
Mathematical Reasoning
  Semester Total 13