Automobile accident injuries, heart attacks, unscheduled births, all demand urgent medical attention. Emergency medical technicians (EMT’s)/Paramedics give immediate care at the site of a medical emergency and then transport the sick or injured to medical facilities. Following instructions from a dispatcher, EMT’s determine the nature and extent of the patient’s injuries or illness while also trying to determine whether the patient has epilepsy, diabetes, or other pre-existing medical conditions. These caring and skilled technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulance services and fire departments and can attain several levels of proficiency, based on levels of training and experience.
Applicants for certification must be at least 18 years of age, have a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, complete the first responder course, and pass the first responder certifying exam or have a current first responder certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Technicians.
- Calhoun Community College – Division of Health
- Gadsden State Community College
- Lawson State Community College
- Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
- Northwest – Shoals Community College
- Reid State Technical College
- Shelton State Community College
- South University
- Southern Union State Community College
- Trenholm State Technical College