Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Short-Term Training

Short-Term Trainingmhcc.edu/EMT 


What is an EMT?

EMTs work with paramedics and doctors to help save lives in emergency situations. They are trained to give basic medical care, like checking a person's breathing, bleeding, and/or wounds.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program at Mt. Hood Community College offers an evening EMT-Basic course that follows that National Standard Curriculum set forth by the US Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This includes the didactic, practical, clinical, and field internship training, which qualifies the student to take the State of Oregon EMT Basic and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examinations. This six-month training is accredited by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority, EMS & Trauma Systems Program.

Please note: This program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related Basic Health Care certificate and AGS in Health Professions Exploration (AGSH) degree are eligible. Students taking the EMT courses as part of a related program may be eligible for aid and should work with their financial aid adviser.

Plan of Study Grid
First QuarterCredits
EMTX110 Emergency Medical Technician Part 01 6
Second Quarter
EMTX111 Emergency Medical Technician Part 02 6
 Total Credits12

How to Apply

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a limited-entry program. This means you must meet certain criteria before you can apply. The program admits 30 students every fall and spring term. Students of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, physical abilities, and cognitive differences are welcome!