EMT Training in Oklahoma with Class and Program Overviews
There are eleven schools in Oklahoma that have EMT programs. Read an overview of the ten largest schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right one for you.
EMT Programs in Oklahoma
Those in Oklahoma interested in becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam in order to work in the field. EMT programs confer a certificate or degree upon the student, and prepare them to sit for the exam. There are not many EMT classes in Oklahoma available. This article examines ten schools that offer Oklahoma EMT training.
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw offers an emergency medical responder certificate program. The program, which covers anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, CPR, first aid, and over 200 hours of health responders core experience, prepares students to take the National Registry examination to become certified emergency medical responders. The program is recommended for firefighters, law enforcement personnel and other first responders.
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Technology Center offers advanced EMT and EMT-Paramedic training, as well as an EMT refresher course. The advanced EMT program is designed for those who have already obtained the EMT-Basic certification and would like to test for the advanced certification. The EMT-Paramedic program requires over 1,200 hours of classroom and field experience, and prepares students to take the national EMT-Paramedic exam necessary to become licensed as a paramedic. This program takes just over two years to complete.
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
The Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau offers both EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic training. The 256-hour EMT-Basic program begins in August each year and is required for those who are interested in enrolling in the paramedic program. The paramedic program entails nearly 1,200 hours of classroom and practical experience. Students interested in this program must also pass Kiamichi Tech's anatomy and physiology course.
Meridian Technology Center
Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater offers three different courses for those interested in emergency medical technician training. The first is an emergency medical responders course. They also offer a basic EMT program, as well as an EMT refresher course.
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College has three options for those interested in emergency medical training. The first is an eight-credit basic emergency services certificate program which prepares students to sit for the EMT-Basic exam. Second, OCCC offers a 48-credit hour paramedic certificate program, which includes practical experience working in the field and prepares students to take the national paramedic exam. Finally, there is an associate in applied sciences degree program in emergency medical sciences.
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma City campus offers an emergency medical responders associate of applied science degree in collaboration with their fire protection department. The 73-credit hour program includes courses in anatomy, EMT-Basic, paramedic care, hazmat awareness, and general college coursework. Students who complete the required coursework for this AAS degree will be eligble to sit for both the National Registry and Oklahoma License exams for EMTs.
Pontotoc Technology Center
Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada has three options for those seeking EMT training. The first is a 60-hour emergency medical responder course that provides both theory and practice in assessing and treating common medical emergencies. Next, the school offers an EMT training course that requires over 200 hours of theory and lab, as well as at least 36 hours of clinical experience. Finally, an advanced EMT program is available. This program builds on the experience gained in the EMT-Basic program, and entails 180 hours of classroom and lab work as well as 140 hours of clinical experience.
Rogers State University
Rogers State University in Claremont offers an associate in applied science degree in emergency medical services. Upon completion of the program, which includes both classroom and clinical experiences, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam to become licensed to work as paramedics. The program includes coursework in patient assessment, pharmacology, EMS skills, field operations, trauma management and the handling of specific types of emergency cases. To be eligible to enter the program, students must already have received an EMT-Basic certification.
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa Community College in Tulsa has EMT programs designed for firefighters. There are two programs available from this school: the Firefighter/EMT-Basic certificate program and the Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic certificate program. The Firefighter/EMT-Basic program entails 44 credit hours of coursework in principles of emergency services, fire behavior and combustion, principles of community risk reduction, fire prevention, fire investigation, and an EMT practicum and clinical. The Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic program is a 76-credit course of study that includes all of the courses from the EMT-Basic program, plus additional coursework in paramedic patient assessment, trauma, life support, and EMS, as well as associated clinicals.
Tulsa Technology Center - Peoria
Tulsa Technology Center in Peoria offers both an EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic certificate program. The EMT-Basic program prepares students to sit for the National Registry EMT-Basic exam and become licensed as EMTs in the state of Oklahoma. It includes coursework in patient assessment, airway management, trauma, special patient populations, and an EMT clinical component. This program is available to both adults and high school students. The EMT-Paramedic program is available to high school graduates age eighteen or older and includes coursework in paramedic airway management, patient assessment, trauma emergencies and special populations, as well as associated clinicals as well as required internships.
|School Name||School Type & Setting||EMT Programs Offered||Tuition & Fees (2012 - 2013)|
|Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center||Less than 2-year, public, rural*||Emergency medical responder certificate**||$1,350*|
|Gordon Cooper Technology Center||2-year, public, rural*|| EMT-Basic;|
|Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau||Less than 2-year, public, rural*|| EMT-Basic;|
|Meridian Technology Center||2-year, public, distant town*|| Emergency medical responder;|
|Oklahoma City Community College||2-year, public, large city*|| EMT-Basic certificate;|
Emergency medical science associate of applied science degree**
| $2,974 in-state;|
|Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City||4-year, public, large city*||Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree**|| $2,661 in-state;|
|Pontotoc Technology Center||Less than 2-year, public, remote town*|| Emergency medical responder;|
|Rogers State University||4-year, public, fringe town*||Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree**|| $5,047 in-state;|
|Tulsa Community College||2-year, public, large town*|| Firefighter/EMT-Basic certificate;|
| $2,546 in-state;|
|Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria Campus||Less than 2-year, public, large city*|| EMT-Basic certificate;|
'Source: *NCES College Navigator, **School websites.
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