Emergency Medical Technician

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Chris Burrows

Residential Faculty - EMT Program Director

480-461-6309

This program is part of the Fire Science/EMT Department.

Emergency Medical Technician

Very often, the first medical professionals on the scene of an emergency are Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs. Much more than mere “ambulance drivers”, EMTs respond to all types of emergency calls and perform a wide variety of pre-hospital medical care.

MCC offers students entry-level emergency response training with its EMT-Basic (EMT-B) program. EMT-Bs do not provide definitive medical care on the scene but rather focus on rapid in-field treatment and patient transport to medical facilities.

The EMT-Basic program at MCC is designed to train the next sequence of skill required to progress upward in the emergency medical field. Successful completion of the 16-week long training course qualifies you for state EMT-Basic certification as sanctioned by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Emergency Medical Technician program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Emergency Medical Technology

Career Opportunities

The Emergency Medical Technician program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $36,780
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Emergency Medical Technician program is available through the Fire Science/EMT department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.