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Emergency Medical Technician Course Information

Emergency Medical Technician (EMSP 1100) Course Information

This Emergency Medical Technician course provides an introduction to Emergency Medical Care. Training modules include medical-legal, roles and responsibilities of the EMT, documentation and communication, human anatomy and physiology of the major human systems. The modules will also cover medical terminology, lifting and moving, basic and advanced airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma, medical emergencies, treatment, and use of assisted medications and IV maintenance, shock and bleeding control, and trauma emergencies. In addition, the EMT training module will include the use of immobilization devices, obstetrical emergencies, childbirth, pediatrics and children emergencies, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass casualty and triage. The course consists of 110 didactic hours, 55 hours of lab and patient contacts.

  • Offered all four quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Offered days or evenings most quarters
  • Offered at South Omaha Campus and Fremont Campus
  • The course is 11-weeks long; student will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam upon successful completion of the course
  • Cost of the course: Approximately $1,659.50 (subject to change)
    • Tuition/Facility Fee: $876.00 ($68.00 tuition/credit hour + $5.00 facility fee/credit hour) x 12 credits
    • Liability Insurance Fee: $14.50
    • Background Check Fee: $45.00
    • Ride-Along Scheduling Fee: $85.00
    • NE Abuse Check-DHHS: $5.00
    • Drug Screening: $50.00
    • National Registry Exam Fee: $104.00
    • Class supplies: details will be provided in class; Est. $100.00
    • Textbook: varies, check with MCC bookstore; Est. $220.00
    • Uniform: details will be provided in class; Est. $160.00

Registration Requirements

  • Submit completed EMT application packet:
    • Complete application form
    • Indicate desired quarter and section number
    • Signed Technical Standards form
    • Signed Checklist Requirement form
    • Complete and Signed Background Check form
  • Proof of current CPR Certification (American Heart Association OR American Red Cross BLS (basic life support) are accepted)
  • Math skills proficiency at 1000 level or higher through assessment testing (ACT last three years; ACCUPLACER/Companion and ALEKS last two years).
    • OR Successful completion of MATH 0960 or MATH 0931
    • OR Completion of any 1000 level Math (Algebra) class (excluding Applied Math for the Hospitality Industry, Statistics AND Business Math) with a grade C or higher. (If coursework was completed at another institution, attach a copy of unofficial transcripts to the application form)
    • (For HSRT-AD entrance exam and other testing information, visit
  • English writing and reading skills at 1000-level courses through assessment testing or completion of comparable coursework. If coursework completed at another college, attach a copy of unofficial transcripts to the application form. Note: ACCUPLACER/Companion and English Writing Sample scores are good for two years only. ACT scores are good for three years.
  • Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate
  • Copies of immunizations on “checklist”
  • Copy of High School Diploma, GED certificate, or College Degree

Registration Process

  • Completed application and all required documentation must be submitted to the Health Careers office (South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Building, Rm MHY 519), no later than 14 business days before the start of the quarter
  • Students will be registered once application documents have been reviewed and approved
  • Contact Health Careers office at 531-MCC-4631 with questions or concerns

Related courses offered

  • EMSP 1105: EMT Refresher, offered Winter Quarter

EMT students who are interested in furthering their education in this field can obtain a Paramedic license. Students are encouraged to apply for the Paramedicine program, offered as a certificate or an Associate’s degree. Requirements can be found in the Paramedicine application packet.

Revised: 6/21/2021BB; 7/16/21BB; 4/3/22BB; 2/28/23BB; 8/23/23BB; 11/20/23