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.

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. 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.
Program Requirements
EMT 121Emergency Care, Principles, and Techniques9
EMT 122EMT Internship6
EMT 119EMT Emergency Medical Skills1
Total Credit Hours16

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2021, 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 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.