Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; CPR certification will be provided during class for students and is a required element for this course. Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and Hepatitis B series. Candidates must be 18 years of age by the last day of the program and have the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).

Due on the first day of class: Students will be required to register with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services Certification System during orientation. A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check on orientation/first day of class. Payment may be made with a credit card at that time. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may not be eligible for the program’s clinical/internship portion and for state or national EMT certification.

In partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services & Public Safety Training of South Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College is proud to provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course. This course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as an entry level prehospital health care provider. This program will enable successful candidates with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions available throughout the State of New Jersey and other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts, and bike teams.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2019 National EMS Education Standards and the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting and exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards.

Students completing course requirements will earn certificates in I-100 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness, and WMD Awareness.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 6 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

Note: Students failing to clear a criminal background check will not be eligible for the clinical/ internship portion of the program.

EMTC-501 (275 hours: 105 classroom/lab, 10 clinical, 160 online)
Fee: $2,399 (Tuition $1,999, Materials $400)

Section CW02–Cape May County Campus
Monday and Wednesday 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,
beginning January 25 (ends April 5)

EMTC-501 (278 hours: 148 classroom/lab, 10 clinical, 120 online)
Fee: $2,399 (Tuition $1,999, Materials $400)

Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
Monday and Wednesday, beginning May 17 (ends August 30), 6-10 p.m.

Registration due two weeks prior to class start date.

Long-term overview
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