Emergency Medical Technician (CC)
All students interested in pursuing the EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic program should contact the EMS department at (702) 651-5807.
The EMS Department is located at the West Charleston campus in B205.
Nature of Work
The EMT and the Advanced EMT (AEMT) are an essential element of the emergency medical services team. The following is a brief overview of the job responsibilities:
EMT: Patient assessment, airway management, oxygen therapy, splinting, spinal motion restriction, and emergency care of critically ill and injured victims.
AEMT: Advanced airway management, intravenous fluid administration, and advanced medication administration.
EMTs and AEMTs are eligible to work in the prehospital and clinical setting. In the prehospital environment both are typically partnered with a Paramedic and work 8, 12, and 24-hour shifts. Those employed in clinical settings typically work three 12-hour shifts per week in the emergency department. Both are eligible for employment with private ambulance services, fire departments, and hospitals.
The College of Southern Nevada offers a step ladder approach to classes in Emergency Medical Training. The EMT course is open enrollment to any CSN student 18 years of age or older and provides instruction in basic emergency medical care. The AEMT course introduces the student to advance life support (ALS) care.
In order to be admitted into the AEMT (EMS 115B) course, the individual must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess and maintain a current EMT certification
- Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR card
- Attend a mandatory EMS orientation prior to first day of class
The College of Southern Nevada is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( www.caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Emergency Medical Technician (CC) Requirements
Note: Students are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of EMS Students.
Students with documented need for accommodation are required to meet with the Disability Resources Center and must provide written documentation of his or her disability.
Students enrolled in the program must show proof of the following:
- A current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification
- Health insurance
- Drug and alcohol screening will be required prior to the 3rd week of class
- Proof of a negative two-step TB skin test within the last 365 days
- A physical exam may also be required
- Immunizations: Hepatitis B, MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella), Varicella, and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and annual influenza shot