Emergency Medical Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Forest Park

This program is designed for individuals that are interested in a career as an Emergency Medical Technician, preparing them for an entry-level position in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Since many EMS services are components of fire departments, it is also important for those pursuing a career as a fire fighter.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. communicate with health care professionals using correct medical terminology while accurately documenting patient care information.
  2. demonstrate proficiency in pre-hospital assessments and treatments, including using critical thinking skills to differentiate multiple causes and outcomes.
  3. demonstrate airway management technique.
  4. recognize special patient population emergencies and describe and demonstrate proper emergency care.
  5. identify safety and health hazards and apply the correct precautions.
  6. apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical, trauma, special care patients, ambulance operations and medicolegal and ethical issues.
EMT 121Emergency Care, Principles, and Techniques9
EMT 122EMT Internship6
EMT 119EMT Emergency Medical Skills1
Total Credit Hours16
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EMT 121 Emergency Care, Principles, and Techniques9American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider CPR and Reading Proficiency.
EMT 119 EMT Emergency Medical Skills1Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours10
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EMT 122 EMT Internship6EMT 121 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours16

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.