Surgical technicians

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

Saving lives is no small job. Our EMT program teaches the technical skills you need for emergency medical services, and prepares you to handle any challenge.


EMTs play lifesaving roles in emergency medical services, fire departments and special response teams.

Our EMT Certificate program is a collaboration between PA College of Health Sciences and 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’ll be eligible to take the EMT Certification exam. That includes certifications for emergency vehicle operations, hazardous materials and assisting advanced life support.

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook.


This program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. See more accreditation information.


Students enrolling in the EMT program must be at least 16. Students under the age of 18 must complete the Parental Consent Form. Students should also be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards detailed in the Student Handbook.


The training takes approximately 200 hours and includes classroom lectures, skill sessions and clinical field training.