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EMT Training in Rhode Island with School Information

Research EMT training programs in Rhode Island, which currently has a handful of schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the programs and get some quick facts for two schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Rhode Island Training for EMTs

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are trained to provide medical care to patients in emergency situations. Those seeking a career as an EMT in Rhode Island must typically complete a training program and pass professional certification exams. Read about two schools' programs to find out about the curricula, levels of training, awards proffered and hands-on field experiences. In addition, the table at the conclusion of this article offers additional school details.

  • The Community College of Rhode Island, located in Providence, offers EMT training through a associate's degree program in EMT/fire science.
  • University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, partners with a private healthcare institution to offer EMT training.

Community College of Rhode Island

The Community College of Rhode Island in Providence, RI, offers academic programs, career training and support services to traditional students and adult learners. The school has over 20 academic departments that prepare students for various careers or transfer to 4-year universities.

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician

The Community College of Rhode Island offers an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician program that includes EMT training. The college's Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) training educates students in the delivery of emergency care and use of lifesaving equipment. EMT training at the Community College of Rhode Island consists of six hours of lectures, two hours of lab work and 15 hours of clinical experience in a hospital emergency room.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island's main campus is located in Kingston, RI. The University of Rhode Island has a population of over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students and seven different colleges with over 100 majors and programs.

Emergency Medical Services Training

The University of Rhode Island's on-campus emergency medical services unit offers EMT training programs to students. The First Responder and Emergency Vehicle Operation training is available through a partnership with 911 Programs of South County, which is a private health services education institution.

The EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic training programs offered at the University of Rhode Island prepare students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exams. The university's EMT training also includes a cardiac program, which teaches students about EKG analysis, intravenous therapy and trauma emergencies. The Rhode Island Department of Health created this program and administers its certification exams.

Comparison of Schools

After looking over the information about programs above, aspiring emergency medical technicians may also want to check out the table below. Compare tuition charges, school enrollment and graduation rates to help in the decision-making process.

Community College of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island
School Type 2-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2013) 17,699* 16,387*
Campus Setting Midsize city Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $3,950 (in-state)*
$10,582 (out-of-state)*
$12,450 (in-state)*
$28,016 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2012-2013) 74%* 91%*
Acceptance Rate (2013) 100% (open admissions)* 79%*
Retention Rate (2013) 64%* 81%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2013) 13%* 63%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

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