Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Student in Emergency Medical Technician

Course Description

Want a fast and action packed career? Enjoy the rush of saving lives and responding to emergencies? Then this pathway is for you! The CEC EMT pathway is a two-semester pathway dedicated to a career in emergency medicine for juniors and seniors. Students who complete the pathway can then sit for their National Registry EMT exam (NREMT), which allows them to obtain their EMT Certification. (Students must be 18 to obtain their state EMT certification and take the exam). Both semesters are dedicated to learning and perfecting the care of patients in both trauma and medical scenarios. Learning how to care for the sick and injured is a growing field in Denver. EMT was listed as one of the top ten fastest growing  and highest demand professions. This is the perfect class for those wanting to go into EMS as an EMT, Paramedic or even fire fighting. This course in only available to 11th and 12th grade students.

Requirements: Must be an 11th or 12th grade student and have taken Intro to Medicine or instructor approved course before you can take EMT course.

Program LengthProgram TimesHigh School Credits
Three SemestersPM: 12:25-2:5015 Elective Credits
College Credit
Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
HPR 1039-
Medical Terminology

(Ran in our intro to
med course)
None CurrentlyNone Currently
Capstone Completion

Capstone Completion: If the National test is taken after graduation, students must pass practice exams for written and skills tests prior to completion of EMT 2, for capstone requirements.

Industry Certifications

NREMT and EKG Technician

  • Completion of EMT course must occur on or after a student’s 17th birthday. (Sit for National Registry at age 18).
Related Careers

Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Athletic Trainer, Physician, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Fire Fighter

Emergency Medical Technician Faculty

Speak with your school counselor about attending part-time or contact CEC CounselorZachary Williams for more information.