Emergency Medical Technician

Orange and white EMS vest

Emergency Medical Technician


Expected Hours for EMT-Basic Degree


What is Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certificate?

The EMT-Basic performs emergency medical care to and transports ill and injured persons adhering to the protocols of the service and applicable federal state and local laws, regulations, and statues.

What will I learn?

All students who complete the EMT certificate will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the appropriate procedures to be employed when rendering basic emergency care to the sick and injured as an EMT.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the EMT in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Demonstrate evidence of personal/professional growth, particularly as this relates to the development and delivery of safe emergency care.

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What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule

Fall or Spring Semester

EMSB 1101

EMT Medical Skills Lab


EMSB 1102

EMT Trauma & Medical Skills Lab


EMSB 1111

EMT Clinical


EMSB 1112

EMT Field Internship


EMSB 1601

EMT Medical Emergencies and  EMS Operations


EMSB 1602

EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies


Fall or Spring Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss next registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of EMSB 1101, 1102, 1111, 1112, 1601, and 1602, you now have an Emergency Medical Technical Certificate! You must pass your National Registry or have a TN EMT license to continue to Advanced EMT certificate. 
  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for Paramedic Certificate or A.A.S. Degree.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

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