NEW! Emergency Medical Technician Certification*

Health Care Certification

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, CPR certification for Health Care Professionals (CPR certification will be provided during class for students and is a required element regardless of certification status at the beginning of the course), 18 years of age by last day of the program, and the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

First day of class requirements: documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Atlantic Cape Community College, in partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services, is proud to provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course.

This course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as a pre-hospital health care provider. This program will enable the successful candidate with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT Certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions available throughout the State of New Jersey as well as other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts and bike teams.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the State of New Jersey meeting and exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards. Coursework includes adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with and administration of medication, splinting, bleeding control and lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients.

The EMT course is presented through four types of learning activities:

  • Reading assignments from the textbook, lecture and video presentations, online assignments, and classroom discussion will provide the candidate with the necessary knowledge base. Computer access is required.
  • Step-by-step demonstrations will teach each candidate hands-on skills that they will then need to practice repeatedly in small, supervised groups.
  • Summary skill sheets will help candidates memorize the sequence of steps in complex skills that contain a large number of steps or variations so they can perform the skill with no errors or omissions.
  • Case presentations and scenarios used in class will help each candidate learn how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to situations you will find in the field. Patient simulator will be utilized for some clinical skills

In addition, the EMT candidate will be required to complete clinical experiences in a hospital emergency department setting and additional clinical experiences as deemed appropriate by the program. Total course time consists of approximately 230 hours.

Students successfully completing course requirements will earn certificates in I-100 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness and WMD Awareness.

A strong emphasis is placed on working as part of an EMS system providing appropriate emergency care to those we serve.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program as well as may exclude the student from obtaining certification.

EMTC-500 (230 Hours)
Fee: $1,895 (Tuition $1,189, Materials $706)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 6-10 p.m.
    (All students must attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions on 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16 and 6/6, 6/7, 6/8)
    Beginning Feb. 2 (Ending June 8)

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