Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Get your foot in the door, fast.

The EMT Certificate is a one semester, stand-alone course designed to prepare the student for the National Registry exam for certification as an EMT and get right to work. 

This program is ideal if you're pursuing a position as a volunteer EMT or want to start your career as a professional firefighter.

Program location

Available in West Burlington Not available in Keokuk Not available online

Skills you'll learn

  • First responder
  • Emergency responder basics

Key classes you'll take

  • Emergency Medical Technician

Where this program can take you

  • Non-emergency transport or emergency ambulance/transport services
  • Emergency Services
  • Emergency Department

Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 208-5155
Text: (319) 250-7144
Email: admissionswb@scciowa.edu

Keokuk Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 313-1923
Text: (319) 220-3266
Email: admissionskeo@scciowa.edu

Schedule an Appointment

Admission standards apply to this program. Students must be at least seventeen years of age. All other eligibility requirements must be met.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate awarded after completion of EMS-201, which is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

Summary Sheet

The summary sheet provides a program overview and other information.

Curriculum Sequence

Fall OR Spring Semester Course Title Credit
EMS-201 Emergency Medical Technician 7

EMS-201 - Emergency Medical Technician

Lecture: 5

Lab: 2

On Job Training: 4

Credit: 7

This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of emergency medical technician who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. Southeastern Community College's training program follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT curriculum. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. Southeastern Community College is approved by the Iowa State Department of Public Health (Bureau of EMS). Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry's practical and written exam for EMT certification. Students must be 17 years old to enroll. Prerequisite: Current basic life support certification (health care providers module).

James Steffen - Assistant Professor - Emergency Medical Services

Email: jsteffen@scciowa.edu
AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Bellevue University