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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency Medical Technician

The emergency medical technician (EMT), 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(s) would I take? The EMT course at Casper College is a nine-credit, 200 hour, one-semester course. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs cognitive and psychomotor exams. Once completed, you are eligible to apply for licensure or certification in any of the 50 states and begin working in your new career.
Advanced EMT

The advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) is the next level of progression of the licensed or certified prehospital care professional. The AEMT’s focus is to continue to provide the basic level of care skills acquired as an emergency medical technician while adding limited advanced level interventions and skills to the provider’s toolbox. This allows the AEMT an expanded scope of practice, with which the AEMT can enhance the care provided to their patients during a critical or emergent crisis.

  • What course(s) would I take? The AEMT course at Casper College is an eight credit, 180 hour, one-semester course. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs cognitive and psychomotor exams. Once completed, you are eligible to apply for licensure or certification in any of the 50 states and continue your career at your new licensure or certification level, enhancing the exceptional care that you already provide.
Intermediate EMT

The intermediate emergency medical technician (IEMT) is a Wyoming-specific licensure level that allows the AEMT to incorporate even more knowledge, skills and interventions into their clinical care. The IEMT is designed to enhance provider knowledge and skills in areas where EMS has not yet transitioned to the paramedic care level.

  • What course(s) would I take? The IEMT course at Casper College is a six-credit, 150 hour, one-semester course. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to sit for the state of Wyoming cognitive and psychomotor exams. Once completed, you are eligible to upgrade your Wyoming licensure and continue your career at your new licensure level, enhancing the exceptional care that you already provide.

 

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

EMT

There are no prerequisites to get into the EMT course; but, it is limited to 20 students per semester.

Advanced EMT

You must apply to the AEMT course separate and in addition to the Casper College application.

To enroll in the AEMT course, the candidate must hold a current National Registry EMT card that does not expire during the course, in addition to a current state EMT license/certification. You must also have a current American Heart Association BLS card that does not expire during the course. Instructor permission is required to enroll. We accept a maximum of 12 students per semester.

Intermediate EMT

You must apply to the IEMT course separate and in addition to the Casper College application.

To enroll in the IEMT course, the candidate must hold a current National Registry AEMT card that does not expire during the course, in addition to a current state AEMT license/certification. You must also have a current American Heart Association BLS card that does not expire during the course. Instructor permission is required to enroll. We accept a maximum of 12 students per semester.

Interested in online learning?

These courses are taught in a hybrid online format and the traditional in-person class format. To take part in the hybrid format, the student can attend lectures online via ZOOM but must physically attend labs in-person at the college unless other arrangements are established before the beginning of the course. When you register for class, you will need to commit to either classroom or hybrid format.

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Contact Info

Lupe Kerr

Academic Assistant, School of Health Science

Russ Christianson

Paramedic Technology Program Director

Jeff McCarty

Dean, School of Health Science