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Lake Superior College’s 9-credit Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program will train a student for an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician position for employment with ambulance services, fire departments, clinics and hospital emergency room settings.

Emergency Medical Technicians provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians serve as a critical link between the life-threatening event and hospital-based definitive care.

This certificate is based on the National EMS Educational Standards adopted by the state of Minnesota for Emergency Medical Technician education requirements.

Completion of the EMT program prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT examinations and ultimately certification. Successful achievement of National Registry certification is required by 45 states, including Minnesota, to generate the state licensure required to work as an EMT.

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Program Features

LSC’s Emergency Medical Technician courses are taught onsite at LSC’s Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC) in Gary New Duluth. The ERTC is recognized as a top regional training center for first responders in the Midwest. The specialized Center offers classroom and training facilities for firefighting and emergency responder situations with live fire and accident/disaster staging facilities along with emergency response vehicles and equipment. LSC students may participate in joint training sessions with area public safety agencies for an enhanced learning experience.

Skills & Knowledge

Emergency Medical Technicians have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Management System, (EMS), under medical oversight.

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