Emergency Medical Technician

Learn the Lifesaving Skills for Critical Care Emergencies as the First Line of Hope

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Program Overview

Aspiring to become a frontline hero in emergency medical services? The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers you a crucial starting point. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as an EMT, a vital role in emergency medical services.

In this comprehensive program, you will learn essential life-saving techniques, patient assessment skills, and emergency response procedures. Training is aligned with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) standards, preparing you for certification and a fulfilling career in emergency medical services. The EMT program combines classroom instruction with hands-on practice, ensuring you are ready to respond effectively in real-world medical emergencies.

Degree or Certificate Type

Certificate

Cost

$1,450

Primary Location

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Learning Opportunities

  • Life-Saving Skills Training: Master essential techniques for emergency medical care.
  • Patient Assessment Proficiency: Learn to assess patients accurately in emergency situations.
  • Emergency Response Procedures: Understand and execute critical emergency response protocols.
  • NREMT Standards Alignment: Prepare for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience through simulations and real-world scenarios.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start this program is 18.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion

 

 

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Career Opportunities

  • Firefighters

    Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.

    46

    Annual Openings*

    $19.14

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $39,811

    Annual Median Salary

    6.94%

    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Emergency Medical Technicians

    Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. Excludes “Paramedics” (29-2043), “Firefighters” (33-2011), and “Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians” (53-3011).

    25

    Annual Openings*

    $13.86

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $28,829

    Annual Median Salary

    15.81%

    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

    Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes, to provide assistance and protection to participants.

    25

    Annual Openings*

    $10.87

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $22,610

    Annual Median Salary

    26.66%

    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Paramedics

    Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals. Excludes “Emergency Medical Technicians” (29-2042) and “Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians” (53-3011).

    15

    Annual Openings*

    $22.34

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $46,467

    Annual Median Salary

    16.08%

    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.

    7

    Annual Openings*

    $29.64

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $61,651

    Annual Median Salary

    7.65%

    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

    Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

    N/A

    Annual Openings*

    $14.08

    Hourly Median Wage*

    $29,286

    Annual Median Salary

    N/A

    Growth (2021 - 2031)*

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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.

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  • Courses are added throughout the year. If your desired course is not listed, check back or request more information to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the total estimated cost of the Emergency Medical Technician program?

    The cost of the Emergency Medical Technician program is $1,450.

    Students should anticipate additional expenses for course materials required throughout the program.

    • Course material fees vary by year.
    • Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.

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  • Are payment options available for Emergency Medical Technician students?

    The Emergency Medical Technician program costs approximately $1,450, with estimated textbook costs of $150 and $130 for fees and tests.

    • Visit Financial Information to learn more about available payment options.
    • Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.
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