Emergency Medical Services – Emergency Medical Technician Short-Term Certificate

2022-2023 Central Ohio Technical College ​


Central Ohio Technical College offers an Emergency Medical Technician course for those persons interested in seeking initial EMS certification. 


Emergency Medical Technician

7 semester credit hours

9 contact hours (6 hours lecture and 3 hours lab)​

Course Description

Prerequisite: CPR Certification (Recommended)

This Emergency Medical Services course covers all aspects of emergency medical care in the field including equipment, controlling the situation, anatomy and physiology, medical and trauma emergencies, and airway control. This course at its successful completion allows the student to take the national registry exam to become certified at the EMT Level. This course provides a first phase of training in the career structure of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The course covers all knowledge and skills required for the national certification examination. Course includes 15 clock hours of clinical experience. A student must pass the class with a B- grade (2.70) or better and a minimum of 70 percent on the final exam in order to graduate and be eligible to sit for the NREMT exam.

Helpful Information

EMS-120 meets Ohio CTransfer (C-Tag) Assurance Guide standards for course CTEMTB002.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV financial aid. 

The College Reserves the Right to Change Curricula without Notice
Published date – March 2022
Office of Academic Affairs