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Emergency Medical programs from Herzing University provide students with a solid foundation to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs.

Emergency Medical Technician Program Comparison Chart

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ProgramCreditsMonths
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Basic114
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced104
Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic4818
Associate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic8330
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

This certificate program allows graduates to be eligible to write the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Graduates are prepared for entrance into many challenging areas of hospital emergency departments, fire departments and ambulance services. The Emergency Medical Technician—Basic is trained in basic life-support procedures. The EMT-B performs limited invasive (advanced) skills. The course emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care. General topics covered include human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies, and movement of patients. The intent of the program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Download Program Course Sheet

Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced

This advanced emergency medical technician program will cover the roles and responsibilities of an advanced EMT within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and limited pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. The student will learn how to maintain a patient’s airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer limited medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. Students will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Examination. Download Program Course Sheet

Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

The Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic program will cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. The student will learn how to maintain a patient’s airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. Students will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Paramedic licensure examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as paramedics for hospital emergency departments, fire departments and private ambulance services. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

This program builds on the diploma program with general education studies to produce a more well-rounded graduate for greater employment and advancement opportunities. Graduates of the diploma program who transfer their credits into the associate degree can finish the program in just six months. Download Program Course Sheet

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .



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