• EMT Certification Program

    Why choose our EMT program?
    In the unfortunate event of an emergency, people can find comfort in knowing that help is on the way.  It is the emergency medical technician that is often the first point of care – the first medical professional a person would see.  They play a very important part in the pre-hospital treatment and can work in a variety of locations, such as Emergency Medical Service (EMS), fire departments or special response teams.  Although the thought of saving lives can be very exciting, it can also be very demanding.  That’s why we’ve designed a program that will teach you not just the technical skills you will need, but will prepare you to handle any challenge that comes your way.
    What will I learn?

    This program is a collaborative effort between Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, and the Lancaster EMS.  Experienced EMT instructors will lead your class through lectures, skill sessions and clinical field training.  Once you have successfully completed the program, you will be eligible to take the EMT certification exam, including certifications for emergency vehicle operations, assisting advanced life support and hazardous materials. 


    What is the job outlook?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 120,000 job openings are expected by 2020.  For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.

    What are the admission requirements?

    Students enrolling in the EMT program must be at least 16 to participate; however, students under the age of 18 must complete the Parental Consent Form.

    What are the physical requirements?
    Applicants should be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards for this field. All requirements are available in the Student Handbook.

    What is the cost of the program?
    Click here for current tuition rates.