Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Technical Diploma

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to respond to an emergency scene or administer life-saving care to a critically ill or injured person on the way to a treatment facility? This is the exciting world of emergency medical services, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are crucial members of these first-response teams.

A Closer Look

EMTs provide basic life support services in emergency situations, such as controlling bleeding, providing CPR and oxygen, and administering glucose. They also assist with the invasive interventions and advanced care performed by more highly trained paramedics on the team. Like paramedics, EMTs must communicate well with others at the scene of an emergency and in a healthcare facility while transferring patient care.

EMTs build a solid foundation in the essential skills to help in life-threatening situations. Many paramedics, doctors, nurses, and firefighters have used their EMT education and work experience as a stepping stone to their new career.

What You'll Learn

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at Mid-State prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to work as an entry-level EMT.

This hands-on 185-hour program consists of classroom lectures, practical skill labs, laboratory simulations, and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Successfully completing the program qualifies you to take the National Registry of EMT’s certification exam required to apply for state licensure. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma may advance into either the EMT-Paramedic program or Paramedic Technician program.


  • Ambulance Services
  • Dispatcher
  • First Responder
  • Hospital/Emergency Department
  • Industry Safety Department
  • Urgent Care

Your Instructors

The instructors in the Emergency Medical Technician program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom.

All lead instructors are actively employed as EMTs, paramedics, and emergency department technicians in a variety of pre-hospital settings. Their exposure to patients on a daily basis allows each of them to bring current knowledge and skills to their classrooms, and they share that knowledge through expert instruction and hands-on learning. This unmatched technical and professional expertise, when paired with small class sizes, means you’ll leave Mid-State confident in the fact that you have the knowledge and skills employers are looking for in the people they hire.

“Our instructors have diverse backgrounds and bring a great deal of passion and experience to the classroom. Their commitment to student success is the foundation for their teaching.” – Rick Anderson, Associate Dean

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $751.05
  • Books: $175.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $507.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,433.05

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10531940 EMT Foundations 3.00
10531168 EMT Basic 5.00
(3-5 Credits)
Term: 2
10531941 EMT Applications 2.00
10531168 EMT Basic 5.00
(2-5 Credits)
Total Credits: 5-10