Emergency Medical Technology-Basic Certificate/Area of Specialization (3501)

After completing this certificate/area of specialization, students are eligible to take the National Registry Exam to become certified in the State of Ohio1 as a basic emergency medical technician (EMT). The EMT cares for patients at the scene of an incident and while taking patients by ambulance to a hospital.  An EMT has the skills to assess a patient’s condition and to manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. This certificate/area of specialization also serves as a prerequisite for paramedic training.

Please contact Health Services immediately to obtain required physical forms at 440.525.7009 or ppastorhinkel@lakelandcc.edu

NOTE:  Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the clinical practicum of EMTS 1010 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.  CCP students may enroll in the course with parent and high school counselor permission, and also meet age requirements as outlined.   A current American Heart Association BLS Provider card is required.


Accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Accreditation No. 117

Course Title Credit Hours
EMTS 1010Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 18
Total Credit Hours8

Students who wish to pursue the Paramedic certificate are highly encouraged to take EMTS 1010 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic concurrently with HLTH 1238 Structure, Function, Disease, and Therapeutics of the Human Body

The Lakeland Community College EMT and Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727.210.2350; www.caahep.org.  To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; 214.703.8445; Fax: 214.703.8992; www.coaemsp.org.  The EMT and Paramedic Program is also accredited by the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Fire and Transportation Services, Ohio Department of Public Safety (state certification), 1970 West Board St., Columbus, OH 43223