Program Overview

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Emergency Medical Technician student

This two-term (six-month) course is designed to instruct students at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic. The EMT serves as a vital member of the health care team. EMT-Basics learn skills which can save lives and limit debilitating injuries in emergency situations. On successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to apply to sit for the Oregon State EMT-Basic certification exams.

Students are not certified until completing all requirements of the Oregon Health Division and National Registry of EMT's.

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

The EMT-Intermediate course is designed for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers to meet the needs of their communities where sufficient paramedics are not typically available. On successful completion of the course, students are eligible to apply to the Oregon Health Division to take the EMT lntermediate state certification examinations. Course work includes: venipuncture, administration of IV fluids, medication administration, intraosseous infusion skills, defibrillation skills and intermediate cardiac arrest skills.

You are not certified until you complete all requirements of the Oregon Health Division.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

The Portland Community College Paramedic Program is the last step in the formal education of EMT-Paramedics and those seeking the Associate of Applied Science-EMT degree.

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