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EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) - Basic - Overview

Spokane Community College's emergency medical technician program is a comprehensive 12-week class that fully prepares students for a dynamic career in emergency services, including fire departments, air and ground ambulance crews, emergency rooms and more.

Accepting students for winter quarter 2014!

Contact registration adviser Wendy Green at or 509-533-7011.

(photo)(spacer)The EMT-Basic (Life 129) class is offered fall, winter, and spring quarter and adheres to the NHTSA/DOT guidelines. Upon successful completion, the student is able to sit for both the Washington State EMT-B and the National Registry EMT-B exams. This class is designed to prepare students to enter into the Pre-Hospital care field by participating in classroom lectures, performing skills in lab settings, and continuing the learning process in a 10-hour emergency room clinical. If the student is not sponsored by the time of the Washington State EMT-B exam they will have one calendar year to get sponsorship for their state certification. Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Perspective students need to have a current CPR card; either AHA healthcare provider or ARC professional rescuer. The student does not need to be sponsored to be registered for this class.

Please see the PDFEMT brochure for more information.

International students are successful here! Visit International Students for more information.


Persons with Disabilities
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student will be required to register with the Disability Support Services office and provide documentation of disability. Once the student is qualified by the DSS Manager as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be considered according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the nature of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable. A student denied accommodation may request an individualized determination to assure that the denial is not a result of disability discrimination by contacting the Manager of Disability Support Services and Testing at 533-7498. Contact the SCC Disability Support Services office to obtain a copy of the procedures for appeal of an accommodation denial. Other than accommodation issues, procedures for student grievances including academic dismissal are outlined in the following SCC website:

For additional information, please contact Disability Support Services.


For more information....Additional Information
If you have general questions regarding the EMT - Basic program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process, please contact the SCC Admissions Office via email ( or phone (509-533-8020 or 1-800-248-5644, ext. 8020), and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will assist you.
If you have more specific questions regarding this program, please contact Richard Harless, who is a faculty member in the program. His contact information is as follows:
Phone:(509) 533-8004 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8004
You can also submit an online information request or get our address to write for more information.
You may be eligible for free tuition! Follow this link to learn more.

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Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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509-533-7000 or
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