The course will cover all areas of Basic Life Support including airway care, oxygen therapy, patient assessment, trauma, medical emergencies, obstetrics, disaster management, and other topics. A minimum of 154 lecture and practical hours, plus 80 hospital/ambulance clinical hours is required. Successful students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Practical and Written exams. A score of 50% is required on the TEAS assessment for admission. Students will also be enrolled in the Emergency Operator 4 (CEVO4) drivers training course. Has to be paid in full by the first night of class.
Upon completing this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam for EMT-Basic. Students must be at least 18 years of age before taking the exam.
Become a Nationally Registered EMT!
Must be 18 years old at the time you test for your certification.
High school diploma or equivalent
Health physical and current immunizations
Students must first register to take the TEAS exam with the assessment office
Obtain the required score on the TEAS minimum score of 50%
Submit a completed EMS application
Complete and pass a background check
Currently Accepting Applications for the Spring 2024.
Scheduled classes occur every August and January.
Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
According to CAAHEP Policy 302 and CoAEMSP Policy I.13.b. and d., in at least one of its comprehensive publications customarily used to officially convey institutional information, the Program must state the following including the contact information for CAAHEP and CoAEMSP as shown below:
The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center's EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088