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.

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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




  • Total Program Cost

    The cost to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician program is $1,450. Beyond this, students should anticipate additional expenses for course materials required throughout the program. 

    • Costs and fees are subject to change without notice.
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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


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  • Emergency Medical Technicians

    Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


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  • 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.


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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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