Emergency Medical Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Emergency Medical Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Forest Park

The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Specialization is designed for individuals that are interested in continuing a career as a paramedic.  The program will also prepare students for entry-level positions 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 firefighter.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

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. interact with health care professionals in both interpersonal and written communications.
  2. complete pre-hospital assessment and treatments, differentiating multiple causes and outcomes.
  3. demonstrate airway management techniques.
  4. demonstrate emergency care for patients with obesity, sensory impairments, and domestic violence.
  5. apply safety precautions when encountering health hazards.
  6. calculate drug dosing as prescribed.
  7. demonstrate patient immobilization, lifting, and moving techniques.
  8. preform medical and trauma assessments.
  9. describe techniques for operating emergency vehicles.
Program Requirements
EMT 119Emergency Medical Technician Emergency Medical Skills1
EMT 121Emergency Care, Principles, and Techniques8
EMT 123Emergency Medical Technician Clinical I1
Total Credit Hours10

Effective for the Spring 2023 catalog, Emergency Medical Technology, Certificate of Specialization is not eligible for financial aid due to the amount of credit hours required for the program.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EMT 121 Emergency Care, Principles, and Techniques8Reading Proficiency
EMT 119 Emergency Medical Technician Emergency Medical Skills1Reading Proficiency
EMT 123 Emergency Medical Technician Clinical I1Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours10
Total Credit Hours10

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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.