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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5 fee for each official transcript request that can be paid over the phone at 602.286.8277.