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
MWS: EVENING & WEEKEND ONLY
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)
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.
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.