This 32-hour EMT Preparation Certificate provides additional training to improve the EMT’s employability, prepare the student for paramedic school and other healthcare careers. Many of the preparation certificate classes are prerequisites for entrance into the Paramedic Program. Consult an Advisor for appropriate electives.
All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program
Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinical Rotations (EMS 170).
Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certificate
Hepatitis B vaccination (one and two) or Titer
Tetanus within the last 10 years
MMR vaccinations (one and two) (or Titer)
TB Skin test (within 3 months of class start date)
Current flu vaccination for the Fall and Spring Semesters
Access the Application Process page to find information on Processes, Disqualifying Events and Release forms for Health Care students
A Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen is required for all EMS students. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors or tests positive for a prohibited substance, a student will be dismissed for the EMT program. View disqualifying events information. Please note: Criminal background checks and drug screens require a fee.
As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.