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EMT Offerings for 2013 - 14 

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 2014.

EMT - Basic  EMT 151 & EMT 152

The EMT-Basic 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-Basic 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-Basic.

Who can register for EMT-Basic?
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 and submit a passport photo. See the checklist below for specific requirements to register for EMT Basic.

Checklist for registering for EMT-Basic, Fall 2013 (.pdf, 300KB)

EMT - Advanced

The EMT-Advanced course is two quarters in length and is offered on an as needed basis, winter and spring terms.  It prepares the student to provide EMT-Advanced 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.

Checklist for registering for EMT-Advanced, Winter 2014 (.pdf, 57KB)


Cost of EMT Courses

The estimated cost of EMT Basic:

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

EMT 152-Basic (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 a fingerprint based criminal history check in accordance with ORS 181.537(2) and (3) for all initial 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.  There is a fingerprint processing fee of $44.50/applicant.

For more information on license renewal please visit the OHA-EMS website.

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 Basic test is $110 and EMT Advanced 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 $70.

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 5, 2013, 10:36 am
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