Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician


Clark College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course is designed to enhance job opportunities in pre-hospital emergency settings. A variety of community agencies such as ambulance companies, police and fire departments, and large industries utilize employees with EMT-B training. This program includes lecture, laboratory, emergency room observation, and field experience on an ambulance or fire rescue unit as available.

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic


EMT 103 is a ten-credit-hour Clark College course taught at the Northwest Regional Training Center (NWRTC). Check the Clark College website for directions to the training center. Students must bring the following items to the first night of class:
  • Copy of current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR card (or take FACPR 032 within first two weeks of class).

  • Copy of valid driver's license.

  • Washington State Patrol criminal background check (within six [6] months of course date).

  • MMR immunization (twice in lifetime or within last 10 years).

  • Hepatitis B immunization (series of three) or signed waiver.

  • Negative tuberculosis skin test or chest x-ray (within past six [6] months).

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Proof of high school completion (transcripts) or GED.

Please call the NWRTC office at (360) 397-2100 if you have any questions about the above requirements.
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (CC)
To earn the Certificate of Achievement, students must complete the courses listed below with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in each offering.
Program Requirements
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
EMT 103
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC
10 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
4 cr.
or BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY *
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB *
1 cr.
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
HEOC 125
MEDICAL VOCABULARY (strongly recommended)
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 14-19
* HEOC 100 or BIOL 164 & 165, must be seven years current upon program entry.

Affiliation

Students who are not affiliated with an appropriate agency have 18 months after completing the program to gain affiliation and take the Washington state exam. All Emergency Medical Technician-Basics wishing to work in Washington must obtain state certification.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Perform emergency assessment and treatment procedures, observing, recording, and reporting to the receiving facility, the patientís condition or injury.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using verbal, nonverbal, and written language with patients, colleagues, the public, diverse populations, and other healthcare providers.
  • Model professional behaviors and make appropriate decisions guided by ethical principles and core values.