Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


Total Credits7

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the entry level patient care provider trained to provide basic life support in ambulances, security positions, law enforcement and in a variety of other settings. EMT certification is required to advance to the higher levels of EMS, the AEMT Course and Paramedic Technology program.  EMT study encompasses 16 weeks (1semester) of classroom, lab, clinical and field education offered in the spring and fall semesters.

EMT Admission Criteria

  1. Admission to Bismarck State College.
    1. Apply as "Pre-Paramedic Technology" or as "non-degree seeking".
    2. Check Campus Connection to ensure all of your "To Do List" items have been completed.  Students cannot be admitted to the EMT course if they are not admitted to BSC due to an incomplete Admissions file.
  2. The EMS/Paramedic Program requires placement assessments in English and reading.  This assessment will be waived if you have taken college level English (course must transfer in as ENGL 110).
  3. Complete application packet for the EMT Course - must be submitted to EMS/Paramedic Program Director, PO Box 5587, Bismarck, ND 58506. Complete application packets include the following items:
    1. Application to the Emergency Medical Services - EMT Course.
    2. Valid driver's license (please provide copy).
  4. Completed CastleBranch Compliance Tracker ($153 - student expense)
    1. AHA Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR (please provide copy - cannot expire during class).
    2. Background/Exclusions Check
      1. No felony convictions.  Misdemeanors will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
      2. Multiple entities checked.
    3. Vaccinations:
      1. Completed Hepatitis B vaccination series.
      2. Two (2) negative Tuberculosis skin tests (TB-Tine Test) or negative TB Titer or negative chest x-ray.
      3. Two (2) Varicella vaccinations or positive Varicella Titer.  (We cannot accept a statement or doctor note stating that you have had chickenpox.)
      4. Current year Influenza vaccination.  (Due by November 1 for Fall semesters.)
      5. Two (2) MMR vaccinations or a positive Rubella Titer, a positive Rubeola Titer and a positive Mumps Titer.
      6. Current Tetanus (Tdap or DTaP) vaccination.
    4. 12 Panel Drug Screen
      1. Will be completed upon the Program Director's request and forms are available only from the Program Director.
  5. Successful completion of interview process with EMS/Paramedic Program Director.
  6. After acceptance to both BSC and the EMT course:
    1. You are required to complete program orientation and registration.  There is no registration for EMT courses prior to this day.  We will schedule this orientation and registration day after acceptance to the course.
Fall or Spring Semester
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician4
EMS 115Emergency Medical Technician - Hospital1
EMS 118Emergency Medical Technician - Field Internship1
EMS 120EMT Skill Lab1
Total Credit7

All EMT classes must be taken and completed in one semester.  Successful completion with a "C" or higher is required in all program courses to be eligible to take the National Registry Examinations for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

EMT Application Deadlines

EMT Course offered in the fall and spring of each year.

Fall Application Deadline: July 20th
Spring Application Deadline: December1st

For additional information or questions contact:

Kelli Sears, BS, NR-Paramedic at 701-224-2695 or email kelli.sears@bismarckstate.edu