EMT Certification: Basic Course

Daniel R. Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Coordinator; Kevin Rummel, Paramedic, CIC

This course covers all techniques and operational aspects of an EMT. Demonstration, practice, and clinical observation are integrated with free online FEMA classes. To take the NYS exam and become certified, registrants must be 18, fluent in English, and not physically disabled. Bring current CPR certification and standard First Aid or CFR credentials to first class. 

Required Textbook:  Brady Emergency Care, 13th Edition, available at the QCC Bookstore.

Equipment Needed: blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, penlight, pocket face watch with seconds indicator.

Prerequisite:  CPR  Certification  mandatory, previous first aid training highly recommended, minimum 12th grade reading level for intense reading and exam workload, pass didactic & practical skills exams, and complete clinical rotation on ambulance for certification. MMR immunization proof required at first class.

AHX-110        50 sessions (200 hours) / $1,095

Exam: Thursday May 17 @ 6-10pm


Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday @ 6-10pm

Saturday @ 9am-6pm w/ 1 hour lunch break

Mon. Jan. 29-May 14 (skip 2/12, 19; 4/2)

*Tues. Feb. 20 (conversion date for Monday)

Wed. Jan. 31-May 2 (skip 4/4, 11)

Sat. Feb. 3-May 12 (skip 3/31, 4/7, 5/5)

Thurs. May 17 (Exam 6-10pm)

EMT Refresher Challenge Recertification

Provides testing, evaluation, and necessary retraining for EMTs needing recertification. Test cognition of emergency medical care and performance.  Challenge-based format with multiple mandatory sessions to meet updated NYS curriculum.

Enrollment based on successful outcomes of pre-test given at first class.

AHX-111        WSM / $575 Same schedule for Queensborough ONLY as above right column (AHX-110)

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

What Emergency Medical Technicians Do:

EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. They care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs often work side by side with police officers and firefighters to provide the best all around care in emergency situations. They typically operate in teams, with one person driving while the other continues to provide emergency care to the patient.

Salary Information:

Mean Hourly Wage: $17.93 in New York State

Mean Annual Wage: $37,300 in New York State

The lowest 10% earn $11.47 hourly and $23,850 annually NYS

*Please note: The mean wage is an average wage. Salary may increase as technicians’ experience and education increases. Industry also will affect salary - private doctors’ offices generally pay less, hospitals more. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.

Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of EMTs is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
To speak to an Advisor, contact:
Victoria Duic
Advising, career counseling and job search assistance are offered at no charge to students during and upon completion of any course or program at Queensborough Community College, Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

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