EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

EMT drills Our EMT intensive course is preparation for the Washington State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) examination and the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam. The Testing Center at EvCC is a NREMT test site. Both exams are offered at the conclusion of the training. Course meets The National Emergency Medical Services Training Standards - Instructor Guidelines published January 2009, as well as complies with WAC 246-976-023, including training in Multicultural Health and Infectious Disease training per the requirements of RCW 70.24.

The course includes lectures and hands-on practice of techniques, including

  • Introduction to Emergency Care
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Emergency childbirth

The 3-day per week course is held Monday & Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 10 pm & Saturdays from 8:30 am to 5 pm for 11 weeks, at Everett Community College.
Liberty Hall, room 107, 100% attendance is required.

NEXT COURSE: Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 151)  FALL 2014 - Register by July 18

  • Mandatory Pretest on Ch.1-4 in textbook
    Schedule a pretest (425) 388-9591 in Liberty 135
  • Mandatory EMS Training will take place on the Saturday prior to the start date each quarter.
  • Mandatory Training detail for FALL 2014 : Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8 am in Liberty Hall, room 107
  • EMS 151 will be held September 20 - December 13, 2014

Entrance Requirements

  • 18 years of age prior to first day of the course
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Complete the college Compass exam and score into ENGL 97 and MATH 79 through EvCC Testing Ctr. or show proof of unofficial college transcripts
  • Purchase textbook: Brady Emergency Care 12th edition (with Resource Central) ISBN: 978-0-13-282441-5, available at EvCC Bookstore
  • Study Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4 (preparation for the pretest)
  • Schedule the EMS pre-test at (425) 388-9591 and pass with a minimum score of 80%
  • Mandatory EMS Training will take place on the Saturday prior to the start date each quarter.
  • Physical strength adequate to perform the normal functions of an EMT
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Verification of required immunizations
  • Verification of health insurance
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED/Healthcare Provider card, issued within 6 months of the start of the EMT course
  • Applications need to be brought to Liberty Hall 135 - incomplete applications will not be accepted

Application and Admission Process

Applications can be downloaded from this website or picked up in the Fire Science office, Liberty Hall 135, located at Everett Community College. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will be contacted and will receive permission to register.

All forms and copied attachments must be submitted as a completed application.

EMS 151 (EMT) is a course within the Fire Science (AAS-T) Degree and is approved for Financial Aid, VA, scholarships and grants.

NOTE:  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our page on Higher Education Act Gainful Employment and Graduation Rate Data.