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Emergency Medical Technician

Free Certification Training

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course prepares the student to enter the realm of emergency medical services (EMS). The EMT course is a necessity for personnel that wishes to work on an ambulance, but also benefits firefighters, police officers, industrial safety personnel, and other healthcare professions. The EMT course provides the student with the knowledge to provide basic life support (BLS) to patients in cardiac arrest, experiencing medical emergencies, and those with traumatic injuries.

In addition to the course work from lab and lecture, students will be required to complete a minimum of 12 hours at an ambulance service.

Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s certification examinations.


You'll learn how to:

  • Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound

  • Assess a patient's condition and determine a course of treatment

  • Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients

  • Transport patients safely in an ambulance

  • Transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility

  • Report observations and treatment to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare facility staff

  • Document medical care given to patients

  • Inventory, replace, and clean and sanitize supplies and equipment after use

Quick Facts
  • Spring 2024 Cohort is FULL

  • February 26 - June 24, 2024

    Mandatory Orientation: February 20, 4:30 to 9pm
    Tuesday Evening Lecture: 5pm - 9pm
    Monday Lab 8am - 4pm
    Wednesday & Thursday Evening lab 5pm - 8pm

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Maine Resident
    High school diploma or equivalent
    At least 18+ before the start of the training.


Funding for YCCC’s EMT program is generously funded by a Harold Alfond Grant and the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

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