Emergency Medical Technician

New in the 2021-2022 school year, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program provides students with skills necessary to respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill or injured persons, transport patients to a medical facility, provide pre-hospital assessment, and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. The EMT training program is a one-year course that includes classroom with an emphasis on hands-on scenarios and activities in pre-hospital settings. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and patient assessment. Extensive reading and written work is required.

Upon completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT written exam.  Successful completion of that exam will make the student eligible to obtain certification as a Maine EMT-B.

For the 2021-2022 school year, EMT will be offered in the afternoon session only (11:30am-1:30pm).

There are specific admission requirements for this program:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age (18+ are eligible to for national licensure, 16-18 is eligible for State of Maine Licensure)
  • Physical exam within the past year confirming good physical and mental health.
  • Vaccinated (including Hep B and Flu shot)
  • Doctors note stating students can safely wear an n95 respirator.

Qualities of a Successful Student:

  • Desire to serve the Public
  • Desire to work hard to gain required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Respect for yourself and others
  • Physically fit
  • Work well in a team environment

Sample Wage Potential: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (2018 O*Net estimates)

  • Maine: Median $34,570; Top 90% $48,630
  • National: Median $35,400; Top 90% $59,860

Certifications Offered:

  • EMT-B (course completion grants certification – students must complete the National Registry Examination in order to become licensed to practice emergency medicine)
  • American Heart Association CPR
  • American Safety and Health Institute First-Aid
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • AVOC
  • GEMS
  • PEPP
  • LifeFlight Landing Zone Coordinator

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Kennebec Valley Community College

Instructor: Lt. Rick Johnson, francis.johnson@augustaschools.org