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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician courses are designed to teach individuals the basics of the Emergency Medical Services profession. Once accepted, the student will learn; the foundations of being an EMT, anatomy and physiology, roles/responsibilities, medical and trauma responses, patient assessments, airway management, proper lifting techniques, documentation, communication and post transport debrief. In addition, the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course provides an individual with limited advanced skills allowing them to expand their scope of practice while caring for patients in the pre-hospital setting.

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is approximately 3 months. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification examination.

Applications Due – Monday August 17, 2020 by 1700
Entry Exam and Interview –
Monday August 17, 2020 @ 1800 OR Tuesday August 18, 2020 @1800

NEXT EMT CLASS:
Start Date: Tuesday September 8, 2020 @ 1800
Tentative Graduation: Saturday December 4, 2020

*Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 10pm and every other Saturday 8am to 5pm. (Dates and times may vary per class due to holidays and other events)

Tuition  $1,450.00

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

This course meets the Washington State Department of Health requirements for EMT certification. Course duration is approximately 4 months. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification examination.

Applications Due – Monday August 17, 2020 by 1700
Entry Exam and Interview –
Monday August 17, 2020 @ 1800 OR Tuesday August 18, 2020 @1800

NEXT AEMT CLASS:
Start Date: Monday August 31, 2020 @ 1800
Tentative Graduation: Saturday December 12, 2020

*Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings 6pm to 10pm and every other Saturday 8am to 5pm. (Dates and times may vary per class due to holidays and other events.)

Tuition  $1,850.00

Entrance/Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Criminal History / Background Check (completed by Columbia Safety after registration fee is paid.)*
  • Documentation of Immunizations Records**
  • Copy of Federal or State Issued Identification.
  • Current AHA BLS CPR Certification (contact us if you need this course.)
  • Completed EMT Application Packet
  • $100 Application Fee
    AEMT Applicants ONLY:
    • Verification letter from current/past employer(s) proving at least one year of Washington State EMT-B practice. 
    • Letter of Recommendation from current employer.
    • Negative Drug Screen (scheduled by Columbia Safety)

*Criminal history records when considering individual for admission and continuation. These reviews are carried out because they relate to the essential qualifications of potential and continuing students under the Emergency Medical Technician Program curriculum standards, as well as to the safety and security of patients and public.

**Must have all immunization records within 10 days of the first day of class. 
Required immunizations;
~MMR – 2 required or titer,
~Vericella – proof of vaccination/chicken pox or titer
~Tdap – 1 required
~Hepatitis B – proof of series being started
~TB – required yearly
~Flu Shot – required yearly (during flu season)

Cost Includes:
Columbia Safety Training Center Emergency Medical Technician Program Education
Course Registration Fee ($100.00)***
Course Textbook & Online Access Code***
Background Check***
Drug Screen***
7-Hour HIV/AIDS Certification***
Identification Badge***
One EMT Class T-shirt***
Affiliated Students Malpractice Insurance***

Additional Student responsibilities:
Blood pressure cuff & Stethoscope ($19.98 if purchased from Columbia Safety).
NREMT Testing 
Current AHA BLS CPR Certification, if needed please call Columbia Safety for more information.

Optional Cost:
Additional Class T-shirt $25.00
Long Sleeve T-Shirt $30.00
¼ Zip Sweatshirt $45.00

***Items are non-refundable. These items are not a part of the “tuition” per the Washington State Private Vocational school refund policy. 

Post Class:
Upon successful completion the student will be authorized to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exam (NREMT). After successful completion of the NREMT exam the individual will be awarded a Nationally recognized EMT or AEMT certification. The individual will then be able to apply for their Washington State EMT or AEMT certification. (NOTE: Washington state requires a state certification to practice. In order to obtain this certification an individual must have an agency affiliation. Columbia safety does not actively place students with an agency, but can recommend agencies a student may apply to. Successful completion of the Columbia Safety EMT program does not grant WA state licensure).

Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) encourages diversity and accepts applications from all minorities. Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Columbia Safety Training Center (CSTC) acknowledges that information pertaining an applicant’s disability is voluntary and confidential and will be made on an individual basis.

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