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2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Credit

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The EMT is an allied-health professional whose primary focus is to provide basic emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. The EMT functions as a part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. The EMT renders life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and prepares these patients for transport to the hospital. The EMT performs interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene into the health care system. 


The EMT Program is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (didactic and psychomotor) and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry’s written and practical examinations. Upon successful completions of examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee EMT license.

This certificate of credit may be covered by Financial Aid, including Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect.

Semester Hours Credit: 16

Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall or Spring Start)

The following is a recommended full-time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites, and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

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