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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Emergency Medical Technician is an entry-level, licensed or certified prehospital care professional whose primary responsibility and focus are to provide the initial care for people who access the emergency medical system. EMTs possess the basic knowledge and skills required to provide life-saving interventions and transportation to advanced-level providers as necessary.

What course would I take?

  • EMT 1500
    • The EMT course at Casper College is a nine-credit, approximately 160 hours, one-semester course. You are eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs cognitive exam upon successful completion. Students will also complete a class-required psychomotor exam. After completing cognitive and psychomotor exams, candidates are eligible to work in all states that accept the National Registry Certification.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

  • As a reminder, students must apply to Casper College as degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking students.
  • There are no prerequisites for EMT 1500; however, the class is limited to 20 students per semester.
  • Any student considering and/or selected for any EMS Course is required to submit and pass a background check. This will be discussed in detail within the first week of your course.

How is this course taught?

  • The EMT course is taught via traditional in-person learning.

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Contact Info

Lupe Kerr

Academic Assistant, School of Health Science

Sandy Bruning

EMS Program Director

Dino Madsen

Dean, School of Health Science