Emergency Room Technician Certificate Program
Daniel R. Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Coordinator
An ER Tech provides technical support to MDs and RNs to optimize patient care. The ER Tech assists the MDs and RNs by performing Phlebotomy and IV starts, performing 12-lead EKGs, transporting patients to other departments, performs wound care, obtains lab specimens, documents all care / procedures provided, and performs other responsibilities as assigned. Requirements: Registrants must have AHA / BLS certification current before beginning program and upon completion of program. Students will be required to meet with Program Coordinator once per semester to assess progress towards completion of program. HS Diploma or equivalent required.
Participants will be required to complete all course work and successfully complete all certification exams within the academic year to be awarded Queensborough "Emergency Room Technician" Certificate of Completion.
To earn the certificate, the following seven courses must be successfully completed within the academic year at Queensborough Community College/Continuing Education:
- AHA/BLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) AHX-100: Prerequisite for all courses
- Standard First Aid: AHX-183
- EKG Technician: AHX-170
- Medical Terminology: AHX-179
- Phlebotomy Technician: AHX-171
- Emergency Medical Technician: AHX-110
- IV Technician: AHX-172
Waivers available upon verification for current EMTs for EMT requirement
Note: These Courses must be taken sequentially as follows:
1st semester: AHX-100, 179, 170, 171, 172, (offered Fall only) 183
2nd semester: AHX-110
Completion semester: AHX-174 & 100 hours EMS Service (volunteer and/or professional) after receiving NYS EMT Certification
Emergency Room Technician (AHX-174) Bundle Pricing:
BUNDLE PRICING for Certificate Program ONLY AVAILABLE at initial time of registration.
REFUND POLICY: Requests calculated by subtracting individual course costs from bundle rate.
All 7 courses @ $4500 plus $20 registration fee each semester and Exam fees.
For current EMT’s - Only 3 courses (EKG, IV, Phlebotomy) @ $3,150
Partial Payment Schedule:
50% tuition payment due at initial time of registration & balance due at end of first semester.
Students will not be permitted to enroll in sequential certificate courses for first subsequent semester unless balance of tuition payment is made prior to new enrollment.
Discounts not applicable for this program.
Emergency Room Technician
What Emergency Room Technicians Do:
The ER Tech provides technical support to MDs and RNs to optimize patient care. The ER Tech assists the MDs and RNs by performing Phlebotomy and IV starts, performing 12-Lead EKGs, transporting patients to other departments, performs wound care, obtains lab specimens, documents all care/procedures provided, and performs other responsibilities as assigned. Emergency Room (ER) Technicians are employed by hospitals. ER Techs works alongside emergency room doctors and Registered Nurses as a first-line caregiver in a hospital setting.
Median Hourly Wage: $17.84 in New York State
Median Annual Wage: $37,100 in New York State
The lowest 10% earn $10.91 hourly and $22,700 annually in NYS.
*Please note: The median wage is an average wage. Salary may increase as ER Technicians' experience and education increases. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Emergency Room Technician is projected to grow +29% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.