Emergency Services Technology

Emergency services providers function in the uncontrolled, pre-hospital environment that includes patient stabilization, basic and advanced life support, and safe transport to the appropriate healthcare facility. Students in the EST program are prepared for these intense situations, through hands-on, real-world experience with EMR and EMT/AEMT certification.

Program Options

Emergency Services Technology offers two technical certificates and an associate of applied science degree option.

Technical Certificate A is an 18-credit hour program. Students will receive the knowledge needed to complete the First Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Graduates seeking to continue their education can transfer certificate courses to the Emergency Services Technology AAS degree program.

Technical Certificate B is a 33-credit hour program. In addition to the receiving EMR and EMT training, students will take additional basic medical classes as well as First Aid CPR and communication courses. Graduates seeking to continue their education can transfer certificate courses to the Emergency Services Technology AAS degree program.

The associate of applied science degree combines general education and technical education courses. Graduates will receive the knowledge needed to complete First Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification. Students will also have the opportunity for an AEMT field Internship. Graduates will be prepared for both entry-level and advanced training positions in emergency services fields.

Emergency Services provide medical care throughout the life span, from infant to elderly. The Emergency Services field involves intense teamwork with many disciplines, specifically ambulance, fire, and police departments, as well as hospitals.

Career opportunities include:

  • First Responder
  • Ambulance Crew
  • Emergency Room
  • Patient Care Technician

Barb Evans, LPN, A-EMT: EMS Director, Instructor/Coordinator

Barb, a 2004 graduate of the FHTC Practical Nursing program, has worked at Flint Hills Technical College since 1997. She has been an EMS volunteer for 25 years, FHTC Instructor/Coordinator for 20 years and also serves as the area Training Center Coordinator for the American Heart Association. Barb teaches First Aide CPR for the Dental Assisting program.


Course Requirements

Testing Criteria and Cost

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