Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Course Information

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Accelerated course

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is approximately 3 months, which is roughly186 hours (varies depending on observed holidays), making it a fast paced accelerated course. The course will meet in the classroom 3 days a week for 5 hours a day which will include lecture, skills lab. The Emergency Medical Technician course is the entry level to begin a career in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  This program follows the current Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum.  Our program trains EMTs to work in the prehospital emergency medical environment.  For students in other allied health careers, the EMT training provides valuable assessment and treatment skills for emergencies in the prehospital setting.

Pre-requisites: #1 and #2 must be turned in at the time of registration.

  1. Copy of a medical level CPR card such as: American Heart Association BLS, Emergency Care and Safety Institute for Healthcare Providers, Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers, or a CPR course for Professional Rescuers
  2. Negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test or clear chest X-ray (cannot be older than 6 months from the first day of class) We now offer TB testing at NWRTC. Please call 564-397-2100 for dates and details
  3. Must be age 18 or older by the end of the class
  4. Must provide a copy of High School diploma or GED when registering for this course
  5. Washington State background check (www.wsp.wa.gov) NWRTC can do this for a fee
  6. Immunization records for MMR and Hepatitis B or a waiver

It is highly recommended that you turn in all remaining pre-requisites ASAP.  The last day to submit pre-requisites is Friday, April 3, 2020 no later than 5pm.  Failure to do so will make you ineligible for the EMT program.

Tuition:  $1,400.00  (Non-refundable $100 registration fee due at the time of registration.)

  • Option 1 tuition payment:  If paid in full prior to class start date the cost is the $100.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $1,300.00 class tuition for a total of $1,400.00.
  • Option 2 tuition payment:  Split into two payments. The first payment is the $100.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $700.00 class tuition fee paid prior to first day of class. The second payment due 3 weeks after class start date is $650.00 for a total of $1,450.00.

Registration for Spring term opens Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 9am. Please come in to NWRTC to register.  If you are unable to come in please call 564-397-2100 for registration details.


Mandatory Orientation and Class Days and times:  

  • Class days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8am-1pm. 
  • Mandatory Orientation is Monday, March 23rd, 2020 from 5:30pm-7:30pm 
  • First day of class is Monday, April 6th, 2020.  All day final practical is Saturday, June 13th, 2020 from 8am to 5pm. 


Textbook & Uniform:
Textbooks are NOT included in the price of tuition. Please call NWRTC at 360-397-2100 for price of book.

Students are required to wear a uniform in class which consists of black "Docker" style pants or cargo pants, and a pair of sturdy black shoes or boots.  In addition, students will need to purchase a NWRTC EMS t-shirt to wear to complete the uniform.

National Registry Exam and State of Washington Certification:
Once the student passes the course they are eligible to take the National Registry EMT exam. After passing the National Registry Exam and the student is affiliated with an EMS Agency, they can apply for Washington EMT Certification.

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