What does an EMT do?

Saving lives, thriving under pressure and caring for people when they are in crisis and pain are key components of this career. Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs provide emergency care to sick and injured patients, often treating them before they arrive at a hospital. They give basic life support which includes patient assessment, airway management and use of automatic defibrillators. Become a vital link in the health care chain by becoming an EMT.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $28,840on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

man giving CPR to human dummy

The program provides special skills, knowledge and the teamwork concepts necessary for earning certification as an EMT in Kansas. You will receive 200 hours of instruction, consisting of both didactic and psychomotor skills in the classroom. Our nine-credit-hour program exceeds state and national requirements, and is based on current information and techniques considered the responsibility of the EMT. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the national EMT exam. You must be at least 17 years of age to take the exam.

Please note: Many of our clinical partners are requiring students to have the vaccine in order to complete clinical hours.  Due to accrediting body and program clinical requirements, Washburn Tech cannot guarantee that requirements for program completion can be met when a student is not vaccinated.

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified EMT

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

Average Salary

$28,840

(2018)

Projected Job Openings

48

(annually)

Projected Job Growth

15%

(2016-2026)

Schedule Options

Summer offerings may vary so check with a recruiter if you are interested in the summer schedule.

Morning

LENGTH
1 semester

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
1 semester

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Evening

LENGTH
1 semester

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January, August and Summer

SCHEDULE
MON - THURS; 5:30-9:30pm

Program Cost

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. To set-up an appointment with a financial aid counselor, call 785.670.3360.
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