Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Returns to COTC Coshocton This Fall

Grant Available to Cover Cost of Tuition


Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is offering the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Certificate at the Coshocton campus again this fall.

This certificate course can be completed in just 15 weeks. Classes start August 25 and will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. with some Saturdays. 

The tuition for this certificate may be covered through Ohio’s short-term certificate grant, which provides up to $2,000 per student enrolled in a certificate program that leads to an industry-recognized credential for an in-demand job. This is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Grant Application.

After completion of this course, students take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam for certification as an EMT. First on the scene in an emergency, EMTs administer first-aid treatment, sometimes providing life-saving care, to people who have suffered an illness or injury outside of a hospital setting. 

Four students working on a dummy patient with instructor overseeing them

Interested persons must attend an information session to learn more. Information sessions will be delivered remotely in an online video conference on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 6 at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

Register and learn more at cotc.edu/emt-basic-certificate, or schedule an appointment with an admissions representative at 740.366.9222 or cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu

To apply, complete the free COTC admission application at cotc.edu/apply. You must obtain a background check and submit results to COTC prior to the first day of class. Background checks are available for purchase by prospective students at COTC’s Department of Public Safety on the Newark campus or at the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office (by appointment).

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.