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Emergency Medical Services

As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) you are generally one of the first to arrive at the scene of accidents or other medical emergencies. It requires cool headedness in emergency situations, so that you can administer first aid treatment or life support care while transporting patients to medical facilities. An EMT’s work can truly make the difference between life and death and can be a rewarding career for those willing to take on the challenge.

At Otero College, EMS students are able to practice their hands-on skills in a state-of-the-art ambulance simulator. This program prepares the graduate to perform pre-hospital care including assessments, skills and transportation for clients suffering from traumatic injury or other medical emergencies. Both the Basic EMT and Advanced EMT levels are offered as certificates.

Successful completion of the Otero emergency medical training programs’ requirements for graduation will also entitle the graduate to submit an application to the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for EMT Basic or EMT Advanced certification.

EMT Basic Certificate

Required Courses
Credit

EMS 121 - EMT Fundamentals
EMS 122 - EMT Medical Emergencies
EMS 123 - EMT Trauma Emergencies
EMS 170 - EMT Basic Clinical

3 credits
4 credits
2 credits
1 credit

EMT Advanced Certificate

Required Courses
Credit

EMS 203 - EMT Intermediate I
EMS 205 - EMT Intermediate II
EMS 270 - Clinical: EMS Intermediate
EMS 282 - EMT Intermediate Internship

6 credits
6 credits
3 credits
2 credits
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