Certificate in EMT Basic
(10 Credit Hours)
(Ineligible for Federal Financial Aid)
Short-Term Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Program Description
This program is designed in a short-term format featuring hands-on, skills- based learning techniques in the UNM-Gallup Health Sciences Lab followed by clinical skills training in various healthcare settings specific to each course. A UNM Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of this program.
Short-Term Certificate Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities
Students may enroll in any of the allied health programs offered at UNM-Gallup as they build on basic skills required for the provision of care at various levels in the healthcare field. For example, EMTs are in demand by agencies providing emergency services including ambulance services and fire departments. The basic skills learned in the EMT-Basic program are enhanced in the EMT-Intermediate classes and clinical settings and prepare students to sit for the New Mexico and National Registry exam and for emergency services agencies. Prospective paramedic students may be advised to take the EMT Basic and EMT-Intermediate programs prior to enrolling in the bachelor’s paramedic program. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university may enroll in the associate of science in Emergency Medical Services which provides the academic core required for a bachelor’s program. For more information, students should confer with an advisor.
Short-Term Certificate Program requirements
Emergency Medical Technician Basic: 10 credit hours to include 8 credit hours of coursework and 2 credit hours of lab. Prior to entering clinical setting in the final week of class, students must be certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support of Healthcare Providers CPR and 1st Aid and have taken a TB test as well as other immunizations as specified in each course description. Employers in the healthcare setting will require a fingerprint background check and drug testing prior to hiring.
Short-Term Certificate Program Learning Goals
The health sciences programs provide students with quality instruction in preparation for successful employment in and entry-level health field. All course syllabi include course learning objectives indicating the skills and behaviors the student should know and be able to perform upon successful completion of each course in the program. Upon successful completion of the required courses for each health science program, our students will demonstrate:
- Workplace skills specific to healthcare careers.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal guidelines that apply to the healthcare industry.
- Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge of records documentation and basic medical terminology.
- Team-building and communications skills; the basics of a good work ethic; and successful job seeking strategies.
- Where applicable, students will be prepared for the certification exam specific to the course.
Emergency Medical Technician Basic: (10 Credits)
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Students must attend mandatory online EMS Information Session for permission to register for courses.