Emergency Medical Technician

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About the Program:

The Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center Emergency Medical Technician Program-Basic (EMT-B) is designed to take a student with little or no medical background and teach them to work aboard an ambulance using Basic Life Support measures.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) is a study of basic emergency care.  Students will learn the history of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and proper care of sick and injured patients. The program follows the Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-B and upon completion, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Certification Exam. 

The curriculum includes assessing patients, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, managing medical conditions and traumatic injuries, managing obstetrical emergencies, caring for infant and pediatric emergencies, and ambulance operations.  Also included in the program will be various specialized training areas including Emergency Vehicle Operation driving course, vehicle extrication and hazardous material training, and ACLS for the EMT.

The program includes classroom, lab studies, and clinical rotations in hospital emergency departments and area ambulance services.

Class Schedule:

August-May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar)


The morning block schedule is from 8:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

The afternoon block schedule is from 12:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our advisors.




More Information:

Clinical Handbook

Student Handbook

Continuing Education Calendar


  • Contact the High School Guidance Counselor or the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center.

  • Complete the application.

  • Must be a senior to enroll in the program and 18 years of age to take the certification exam.

  • Complete the Health History form and immunization records.

  • Provide the names of two current teachers and one employer for recommendations (or a third teacher if unemployed).

  • Schedule and complete an oral interview with the EMS Program Director or instructor and advisory members.

  • FINAL ACCEPTANCE is contingent on a criminal background check.