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Emergency Medical Technician Course

EMT 151  13 credits
Emergency Medical Technician

Learn the roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical technician according to National EMS Education standards and requirements. Develop skills in patient evaluation and other emergency medical procedures. Upon successful completion, students are eligible for National Registry Exam to qualify for state certification after meeting the Washington state requirement of employment.

The next class will be winter 2022.
Priority deadline: Apply by Dec. 22. (Applications accepted until Dec. 30 or program is full.)
Please review PowerPoint: EMT Information
Questions: contact Rosana Linarez at

Application Process
  • Complete Applications with all requirements will be accepted starting Monday, November 29, 2021.
  • Applications can be submitted as follows:
    • In person
      • Hours: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
      • Location: Wenatchi Hall Building, 2nd floor, Allied Health and Nursing Department
      • Contact person: Rosana Linarez
    • Electronically - Email your application compiled into a single PDF file at starting on November 29th, 2021.
  • Applications will be accepted until the program is full or December 30. It is strongly recommended that you apply before December 17.
  • Beginning of the EMT program: January 3rd, 2022.
Entrance Requirements
  • Show proof of being at least 17 years of age at the beginning of the course enrollment (proof required). The WA State requirement for entrance into the EMT course is 17 years of age.
  • Certification usually requires that you are 18 years of age.
  • Provide a copy of high school diploma, GED equivalency, or college transcript showing high school completion.
  • Have the physical strength to carry, lift, extricate, and perform similar maneuvers in a manner not detrimental to the patient, fellow emergency technicians, or self.  Students will be required to have a physical and signed doctors note.
  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider (HCP) card or American Safety & Health Institute Provider ASHI (HCP) card. (card must be current through entire quarter)
  • Successfully pass a national background check through Complio and a DSHS background check.  Certain crimes can disqualify students from attending clinical sites.  Please contact Rosana Linarez at 509.682.6660 if you have concerns.
  • Verification of required immunizations and accident insurance.  Please see list of required immunizations and plan accordingly
  • Complete Applications and proof of required immunizations need to be brought to WVC starting on TBD; incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Registration will continue until course capacity is met.

Complete the application and forms and submit all required documents to Rosana Linarez, WVC Allied Health & Nursing Administrative Assistant, second floor, Wenatchi Hall. Questions? Call (509) 682-6660.