Pennsylvania EMT Certification Program Overviews

Numerous programs are available throughout Pennsylvania that prepare students to take and pass one of the Pennsylvania Department of Health's emergency medical technician (EMT) certification exams. Read about a few of these courses and programs that culminate in a certificate of completion or associate's degree, and find out which include additional training for EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic credentials.

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Schools and Training Programs

About 17 schools in Pennsylvania offer programs that prepare students to become licensed EMTs. From among these schools, students can choose from stand-alone courses, certificate programs and associate's degree programs that prepare them for state first responder, EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic certification exams. All of the programs include a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. Read on to learn more about the programs available at two of the largest schools to offer EMT training in Pennsylvania.


Northampton Community College's EMT Certification Programs

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Northampton Community College is one of the largest schools in the state to offer EMT certification programs. In addition to various associate's degree programs, the school offers a diverse selection of youth and adult continuing education programs.

EMT/First Responder Certification Course

This continuing education course is available as a credit or non-credit class, covering all the basic information needed for initial and re-certification of basic-level EMTs. Students in this program will cover CPR, hospital preparation, fractures, patient transportation, traumatic injuries and other hands-on tasks necessary to working as an EMT. Evaluation and prioritization of sick and injured persons is a part of this semester-long course, which typically meets twice a week for three hours.

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services Technology

This associate's degree program prepares students for entry into a variety of health services careers, particularly as an EMT. In addition to courses on emergency medical procedures, students can tailor the program to their unique educational goals, including firefighting, EMT training, management or safety inspection. This 62-credit program is free to anyone in service with an approved Northampton County Emergency Unit.

Contact Info

  • Address: 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
  • Phone Number: (610) 861-5300

Delaware County Community College's EMT Certification Programs

With two campuses and three outreach centers, the Delaware County Community College (DCCC) serves the Delaware, Chester and surrounding of Pennsylvania with various EMT training programs. In operation since 1967, DCCC has its main campus in Media, Pennsylvania and provides accredited diplomas, certificates and associate's degrees.

EMT Competency Certificate

This 31-credit-hour program in emergency medical services serves as an introductory course to careers as member of a pre-hospital treatment team. Emphasis in this certificate program is placed on the care and safety of the patients, care providers and the rest of the pre-hospital team. Courses are varied, covering incident management, anatomy, basic lifesaving techniques and technical communications.

Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic - Advanced Life Support

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paramedic - Advanced Life Support focuses preparing students for the exam to become certified paramedics. The core program combines various general education, social science, patient assessment and emergency management course. Applicants must have current CPR and EMT certifications.

Contact Info

  • Address: 901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094
  • Phone Number: (610) 359-5000
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