EMT Offerings for 2016 - 17 

EMT - Basic will be offered Fall & Winter terms, Monday and Friday evenings, 6 - 9 pm.
EMT - Advanced is expected to be offered in Winter & Spring terms in 2017.

EMT 151 & EMT 152 - Emergency Medical Technician, Part 1 & 2

The EMT course is two quarters in length and is offered every fall (EMT 151) and winter (EMT 152) terms during the evening.  This course meets the Oregon State Health Division and Federal Department of Transportation requirements for EMT and prepares students to provide basic pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation of the sick and injured.  Successful completion of EMT 151 & 152 qualifies the student to take both the Oregon Heath Authority and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification exams for EMT.

Who can register for EMT?
To register for this course you must meet certain requirements for reading, writing, math, immunizations, TB testing, high school diploma/GED, be over 18 years of age, submit a passport photo, etc.  See the checklist below for specific requirements to register for EMT.

Checklist for registering for EMT-Basic, Fall 2016 (.pdf, 300KB)

EMT 154 & EMT 155 - ADVANCED EMT, Part 1 & 2

The AEMT course is two quarters in length and is offered on an as needed basis, winter and spring terms.  It prepares the student to provide AEMT level care for the pre-hospital emergency medical client and transportation of the sick and injured.  It incorporates discussion, demonstration, and practical application of the following:  roles and responsibilities, patient assessment, airway management, intravenous and intraosseous therapy, shock management, EKG monitoring, defibrillation, emergency pharmacology, and EMT protocols.

Who can register for AEMT?

To register for this course, the student must have a current Oregon EMT license or higher and meet the other specific requirements listed in the checklist below.

Checklist for registering for EMT-Advanced, Winter 2017 (.pdf, 57KB)


CPR Courses for Healthcare Professionals

The following CPR Classes for Healthcare Professionals (HEL944601) are offered at Clatsop Community College

Thursday October 13, 2016, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, Columbia Hall room 117
Thursday November 3, 2016, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, Towler Hall room 310
Cost: $40 to CCC and $20 to instructor at class to pay for book.
To register go to and search under Course Title. Additional classes will be available summer term.


Cost of EMT Courses

The estimated cost of EMT Basic:

EMT 151 - (fall term) tuition and fees $715 and textbook plus workbook $161.

EMT 152- (winter term) tuition and fees $715.

The estimated cost of the EMT Advanced course (offered on an as needed basis winter and spring terms) would be similar to the EMT Basic costs above.


EMT Certification


The Oregon Health Authority, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program (OHA-EMS) requires electronic fingerprints based criminal history check in accordance with ORS 181.537(2) and (3) for all applicants who have lived, worked, or attended school for 60 or more consecutive days outside Oregon in the last five years and for renewal license applicants who since last licensed have lived, worked, or attended school for 60 or more consecutive days outside Oregon.  Upon completion of the program, the fingerprints must be turned in with the Oregon State EMT license application.

In addition, all NREMT applicants are now required to have electronic fingerprints through Fieldprint service.  However, students must wait until completing their EMS course and passing the NREMT's tests before scheduling with Fieldprint service for the fingerprint process.  The Fieldprint electric fingerprint processing fee is $59.15/applicant.

For more information about scheduling a Fieldprint appointment click here.

EMT Certification

Upon completion of the EMT program the student must pass tests for state and national certification.

The state test provided by the Oregon Health Authority is a practical (hands-on skills) test.  The initial application and same-day examination fee for the EMT test is $110 and AEMT is $125.

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) provides a written (computer) knowledge test that is scheduled at a Pearson Testing facility.  The fee for the NREMT test is $85 (as of 1/1/17).

For more information regarding fees, please visit OR State EMS Website.


For additional information, please contact:
Annette Butler
EMT Program Coordinator
MERTS Campus
Phone: 503-338-7670
Kristen Wilkin
Dean, Workforce Education
MERTS Campus
Phone: 503-338-7696
Kurt Donaldson
Fire Science Faculty
MERTS Campus
Phone: 503-338-7650


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Last Updated: 
November 14, 2016, 4:14 pm
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