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Emergency Medical Studies

Certificate of Achievement

The Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement is intended for students who are interested in helping and treating patients in an emergency setting outside of the hospital. Prospective students should have interest in pathophysiology, basic medical concepts, patient care and be able to function effectively in a dynamic work environment.

The Emergency Medical Technician program of the certificate of achievement meets or exceeds the National Standard Curriculum set forth by the US Department of Transportation and adheres to New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician Regulations NJAC 8:40 and 8:40A. The program is approved and sanctioned by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Emergency Medical Services www.state.nj.us/health/ems/.

The Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Studies is intended for prospective students that have obtained an academic degree or for those interested in a healthcare career


Prospective students must meet the following requirements to be accepted into the program:

  • Have a current Heath Care Provider CPR certification, or completed EMT 100 prior to enrolling in EMT 106.

Further Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement Information:

  • The mandatory orientation session is held in one week prior to the start of each semester. The exact date will be provided upon enrollment in EMT 106. There is no makeup session for this mandatory orientation session.
  • Students are required to submit proof of current good general health and vaccination status results at orientation in order to meet the clinical portion of the program. The fees associated with these tests are paid by the student.
  • At times, EMT 106 Program may not adhere to the published college calendar. Students should refer to the course syllabi for exact meeting dates and times.

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement graduates will be able to:

  • Meet the minimum requirements for eligibility to sit for both the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician - Basic exam and the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services - Office of Emergency Medical Services EMT Basic examination enabling them to become licensed providers;
  • Perform competently in the roles and responsibilities outlined in the New Jersey state emergency medical technician scope of practice;
  • Obtain employment as an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician with an EMS agency in New Jersey;
  • Manage pre-hospital patient care based on appropriate emergency medicine and pre-hospital care science;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in decision-making processes to improve the health and welfare of pre-hospital patients.



Recommended Sequence

Fall Semester

EMT 106 - Emergency Medical Technician
ENG 101 - English Composition I
PSY 101 - General Psychology OR
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Applications
PED 101 - Concepts of Adults Fitness

NOTE: For specific course transferability please contact the Program Director

Career Options

After successful completion of the licensing/certification exams, graduates of our program may obtain both a national and New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License)License making the graduate eligible for employment at an EMT service nationally. Graduates may enroll in a full Emergency Medical Sciences Certificate program make application into a two-year Allied Health Science program (i.e.: Licensed Practical Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Physical Therapy Assistant), Sports Management Program or to a four-year institution for continuation of a bachelor’s degree.

Program Information

Type of Program:Certificate

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