Basic EMT Certification

Technical Certificate of Credit

Contact Information
Alan Pittman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50726

Program and Career Description

The EMT has completed nine months of training in the basic management of the injured and ill patient. Basic Life Support skills include patient assessment, review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, treatment of burns, splinting of fractures, dressing and bandaging, assisting with out-of-hospital childbirths, oxygen therapy, ambulance operations and related emergency care. The required courses provide the basic principles, techniques, and skills needed to apply for licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMTs are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Following completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or above, the student must take a comprehensive competency based examination and score a minimum of 80 percent to be eligible for state board testing:

Accreditation Information

The Basic EMT Program is authorized by the Division of Emergency Medical Services of the Tennessee Department of Health. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission Requirements

Students enrolling in the Basic EMT program must mee the following criteria:

Students successfully completing the requirements listed below with a minimum of 2.00 cumulative quality point average may earn the Basic EMT Technical Certificate.

Program Requirements

Major Required Courses
EMT 100 Introduction to EMS
EMT 101 Basic Emergency Medical Tech. I
EMT 102 Emergency Medical Tech. II
EMT 104 EMT Extended Skills
6 hours of Guided Electives

The Basic EMT Technical Certificate requires 24 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 100 Intro. to EMS 3
EMT 101 Basic Emergency Medical Tech. I 6
  Guided Elective 3
  Total Credits 12
1st Year, Spring Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 102 Emergency Medical Tech. II 6
EMT 104 EMT Extended Skills 3
  Guided Elective 3
  Total Credits 12