Frequently Asked Questions

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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.