Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Short-Term Certificate


COTC offers initial EMT courses in conjunction with our affiliated partners at CTEC of Licking County, Knox County Career Center, and the Ohio Fire Academy. EMS 120 is a 7-credit hour/one-semester course. Students completing the course will be eligible to apply to take The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exam.

COTC partners with other organizations to provide more offerings 
C-TEC (Newark) Review the C-TEC requirements for the EMT basic course at C-TEC.
Knox Technical Center (Mount Vernon) Review the Knox Technical Center requirements for the EMT basic course at the Knox Technical Center.
Ohio Fire Academy (Reynoldsburg) Review the Ohio Fire Academy Requirements for the EMT basic course at the Ohio Fire Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I become an emergency medical services professional?

Students can complete the EMT Basic course to earn a certificate and will be eligible to apply and take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam to become a certified EMT. 

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

The EMT Basic course is held face-to-face and includes hands-on learning. 

Students pursuing the emergency medical services associate degree can take classes face-to-face and online. 

How do I decide which location to take the EMT basic course?

Each location offers the EMT basic course at a different time, so students can choose a location that offers a time that works best with their schedule.

Students may also choose a location that’s convenient geographically. 

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started. 


Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology

Program change information

Current students enrolled in the recently discontinued Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology program are encouraged to connect with Amanda Snider, Assistant Director of Advising and Retention.

Amanda can be reached via email at snider.414@mail.cotc.edu to help students work toward completion of an associate degree and answer questions about plans of study. A full listing of our current and past plans of study, can also be found on our COTC website here.