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Emergency Medical Technology


The Emergency Medical Technology program teaches students basic emergency medical care. Students will learn to assess and treat patients. Training consists of first-response care, CPR, measuring vital signs, bandaging, and other life-saving procedures.

Apart from the core-curriculum, learners are trained through simulated lab experience. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504.

After completion of the yearlong program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the American Heart Association CPR/AED. Moreover, West-MEC offers industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through this paramedic training program and certification, students are provided a pathway to economic independence.


Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Ambulance emergency medical technician, EMT, firefighter*, emergency room technician*, knowledge obtained in this program is transferable to a broad spectrum of careers

EMT entry-level salary: $14.35 – $20.24 per hour**

*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

This program is in partnership with GateWay Community College/Southwest Skill Center.


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GateWay Community College/Southwest Skill Center (EMCC) 

3000 N Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85392

Estrella Mountain Campus

GateWay Community College at Deer Valley

2931 W. Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Gateway Community College


Scope & Sequence
CTE Technical Standards
CTE Professional Skills Standards
Grant/Scholarship Information
Professional Skills Rubric

21-22 Program Information Sheet
21-22 EMT Calendar

22-23 Program Information Sheet


Ordering Transcripts

EMT Students,
Attached are directions on ordering transcripts. Please note, GateWay EMT students will need to submit the attached Academic Records Request form to get a copy of their official transcript to clockenroll@gatewaycc.edu. There is a $5 fee for each official transcript request that can be paid over the phone at 602.286.8277.

Ordering Transcripts
Academic Records Request Form

EMT students with patient

EMT students

EMT students with patient