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    Center for Health Professionals

    Emergency Medical Technician Basic Plus

    The Emergency Medical Technician Basic Plus is a multi-disciplinary technical worker trained to provide basic nursing assistant care as well as other skilled functions. The role of the EMT includes duties traditionally performed by the staff from several different departments such as paramedic, phlebotomy, EKG. This is a 240-hour, three-part program which consists of the EMT Basic Certificate Program, the EKG Technician Program, and the Phlebotomy Technician Program. This allows the EMT to learn the knowledge and skills of an emergency medical technician in order to give direct patient care to his/her clients along with the advanced knowledge and skills of EKG and phlebotomy.

    This program builds upon the basic nurse aid skills to create a person with advanced skills. To receive an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, you must successfully complete the following:
       • EMT Basic 
       • Phlebotomy Technician 
       • EKG Technician

    After completing the (EMT Basic, EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician) programs, students can take the certification exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and become an EMT.

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic 

    The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the Emergency Medical System (EMS). This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation and will function as part of a comprehensive EMS response plan, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance and is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

    EKG Technician 

    The EKG technician course will include relevant practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography.
    Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hand on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. This is a 50-hour course. Click here for more information about the EKG Technician course.

    Phlebotomy Technician 

    The Phlebotomy Technician course includes the health care system of the laboratory, anatomy and physiology of the body systems, institutional procedures such as infection control, patient care issues such as specimen collection and handling, and quality assurance and professional standards. This is a 100-hour course. Click here for more information about the Phlebotomy Technician course.


    EMT, Phlebotomy Technician, and EKG Technician
    In-District Tuition: $4,581.00*
    Books: $300.00 (approximation)
    Fees: $500.00 (approximation)
    Out-of-District Tuition: $6,123.40*

    NOTE: The cost for the entire programs includes EMS 131, Phlebotomy, EKG and Office Technology.

    For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us.

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