If I want to study emergency medical services, do I need
to register for and attend an information meeting?
Yes, all students interested in studying emergency medical
services must register and attend an online information
Why do I need to register for and attend an information meeting?
The emergency medical services program has requirements that must
be completed to enroll. Information meetings are held to go
over the requirements and checklists in detail.
Examples of requirements include a
health physical and
How quickly can I become an emergency medical services
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.
Students who complete the certificate have also earned
credits that can be applied toward the emergency medical
services technology associate degree. The emergency medical
services technology associate degree can be completed in two
years for students who attend full-time.
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
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
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