EMT Class Frequently Asked Questions
Both EMTs and paramedics are emergency response professionals. The main difference is the level of education and the types of procedures they are qualified to perform.
EMT students complete training that lasts from 8 weeks to 3 months depending on the course configuration. They learn to assess patients to determine whether they have any life-threatening injuries or illnesses. An EMT training program gives individuals the necessary skills to perform services like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), glucose monitoring, and oxygen administration.
Paramedic courses, on the other hand, provide students with more extensive and intensive training, with programs spanning 16 to 24 months. The program includes a background in anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, cardiology, and medical procedures. Notably, paramedic subjects build upon the EMT training, and they may perform more complex procedures, including IV line insertion, drug administration, airway management, and cardiac treatments.
Being an EMT requires these essential skills:
EMTs are required to be physically healthy since it is a physically demanding job. There are instances when they are required to lift heavy objects or patients.
As first responders, EMTs often see people in tragic and emergency situations, and they must maintain their professional capacity to perform their duties. Working in such tense situations can lead to distress and burnout, so emotional fortitude is critical—as is the ability to recognize when mental support is needed.
Problem Solving Skills
The ability to think clearly and solve problems under pressure are important when emergency responders need to make life-saving decisions given limited information.
During stressful events where concise information is critical to saving lives, being able to communicate effectively is critical.
The EMT class is a valuable opportunity for individuals who have a passion for serving others, whether it be in the realm of public service, healthcare, or any other field that requires the ability to provide medical assistance in emergency situations. This class is perfect for those looking to pursue careers in emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, rescue, policing, and other related fields, as well as anyone interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. The hands-on training and real-life scenarios faced in the EMT class equip students with the skills to potentially save a loved one's life in the future.
Our education model, the flipped classroom, enables students to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule through asynchronous weekly tasks in our online platform. Inspired by online college courses, students will complete required readings, assignments, discussions, and quizzes. In-classroom lab activities will then solidify the concepts learned online by giving students hands-on experience with real-life scenarios.
Currently, we do not offer financial aid or grants.
The EMT program offers a payment plan option that allows students to secure a seat with a non-refundable deposit and make incremental payments online before the course start date. Students who wish to have a payment plan should choose the total amount of the course during enrollment (not deposit only) and then select PayPal as their payment choice. While on the PayPal checkout screen, there should be an option to apply for their Buy Now, Pay Later program. If approved, the payment will process, and your enrollment will be processed. The course must be paid in full before the course start date.
Yes, a computer is required for this course. All lectures, skills videos, online assignments, quizzes, and tests will be delivered and completed through our online platform. To fully participate in the course, you will need to bring a laptop running either Windows or Mac to every class. Additionally, reliable internet access is also necessary to complete all coursework.
We're happy to add you to our waitlist if a course you're interested in is full. You'll only be charged the course fee if and when a spot becomes available and you choose to enroll. It's not possible for us to estimate when a spot may open. After you've joined the waitlist, there's no need for further action on your part. We'll reach out to all applicants as soon as a spot opens, and enrollment will continue until it's filled. If you haven't heard from us, it means a spot is still unavailable.
The COVID vaccine has been medically confirmed as an effective solution to the ongoing global pandemic. However, we acknowledge that some students may not be able to receive the vaccine due to various reasons. As such, students who are unvaccinated may still enroll in the EMT class, but may be required to wear an N95 mask during their clinical rotation.
This course is designed to prepare you for success on the national exam and in your future career as an EMS provider. With an average of 200 pages of material to be read each week, in addition to class time, it's important to allocate time outside of the designated classroom hours for reading, studying, and completing at-home assignments. By embracing this comprehensive approach to learning, you'll be fully equipped to succeed on
Uniforms are an important aspect of the clinical rotation, as they allow you to showcase your professional image and align with the medical team. The NHCPR polo shirt is estimated to cost around $45.00 and the required uniform pants are available for approximately $40.00, depending on your chosen retailer. Investing in these uniforms is a small price to pay for the opportunity to represent yourself as a highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professional.