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Fire with EMT Certificate

Overview

Why Choose COTC?

Job Readiness

Students who pursue the Fire with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate gain entry-level skills in both firefighting and emergency medical services. Many fire stations seek students with skills in both firefighting and emergency medical services. Students can complete this certificate and enter the workforce, but are also encouraged to continue their training and education to complete the Associate Applied Science in Fire Science Technology (Link to the degree page> for advancement in a firefighting career.

Quick Completion

Students can complete the Fire with EMT Certificate in two semesters. The first semester, students take two fire science courses. The second semester, students take one EMT course.

Flexibility

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) partners with other businesses, in addition to offering some courses on a COTC campus, to deliver the Fire with EMT Certificate courses in a variety of locations and times to give students flexibility.

For fire science courses, students can choose to attend the Ohio Fire Academy or C-TEC. For the EMT course, students can choose to attend the COTC Coshocton campus, C-TEC, Knox Technical Center or Ohio Fire Academy. Learn more about COTC partner locations below.

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Fire Science Locations

COTC has two partners to offer students flexibility and options in selecting fire science training courses.

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C-TEC
  • C-TEC is located at 150 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055.
  • Classes are available in the evening.
  • Applications and required documents are due prior to the start of classes​. 

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Ohio Fire Academy
  • The Ohio Fire Academy is located at 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
  • Classes are available during the day.
  • Application and required documents are due at least 35 days prior to the start of classes. 

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EMT Locations

COTC offers EMT at the Coshocton campus and at three partner locations to offer students flexibility and options in selecting an EMT training course.

COTC Coshocton Campus
  • The COTC Coshocton campus is located at 200 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812.
  • The EMT course is available during autumn semester.
  • Review the Coshocton Campus Requirements for the EMT basic course in Coshocton. 

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C-TEC
  • C-TEC is located at 150 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055.
  • Review the C-TEC Requirements for the EMT basic course at C-TEC.
Knox Technical Center
  • The Knox Technical Center is located at 308 Martinsburg Road, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050.
  • Review the Knox Technical Center Requirements for the EMT basic course at the Knox Technical Center.

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Ohio Fire Academy
  • The Ohio Fire Academy is located at 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
  • Review the Ohio Fire Academy Requirements for the EMT basic course at the Ohio Fire Academy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If I want to enroll in this certificate program, do I need to register for and attend an information meeting? 

All students interested in studying the Fire with EMT Certificate program must register and attend an online information meeting.

Why do I need to register for and attend an information meeting?

The Fire with EMT Certificate program has requirements that must be completed to enroll. Information meetings are held to go over the requirements in detail. 

What are the requirements for the Fire with EMT Certificate Program?

Ohio Fire Academy (OFA)

An OFA Fire Science checklist can help students keep track of the program requirements. 

CTEC

A C-TEC Fire Science checklist can help students keep track of the program requirements. 

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 Fire with EMT certificate program includes hands-on learning and some classes are taken face-to-face. There are some online courses that can be taken as part of the Fire with EMT certificate program.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships, and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the certificate?

Yes, students who complete the Fire with EMT Certificate are encouraged to continue their education because they have already earned credits toward the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology degree

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.