EMT Program

Vocational Outlook

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a public servant profession within all communities across the United States. They are typically the first one to respond when a community member needs help. EMT’s care for the sick and injured in the field and people’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these individuals. EMT’s respond to emergency calls, performing medical services, and transporting patients to medical facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of an EMT is $33,380.00/$16.05 an hour. The job market has a demand for EMT’s and this profession will continue to grow in the future. The St. Vincent EMS Education is dedicated to training EMT’s in Central Indiana and to maintain our high standard of education, St. Vincent EMS Education requires all students to attempt the cognitive exam administered through National Registry.

EMT Program: Overview Of Training Curriculum

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for critically ill and injured patients including airway management
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Controlling accessible bleeding
  • Treating for shock and poisoning
  • Non-life-threatening conditions such as bandaging and splinting
  • Patient assessment, verbal and written communication skills, proper extrication techniques and equipment, and coping with medico-legal problems.


Course Pre-Requisites

  • Current CPR Certification at the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider. NO other level of CPR certification is acceptable!
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must bring a copy of the diploma.
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
  • Each student is responsible for completing an Infectious Diseases and Immunization Summary form and the EMT program application.
  • Students must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
  • EMT Program Reminders, Fees, and Certification
    The St. Vincent EMT Program class size is limited to 20 students. To be considered for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years old AND possess a high school diploma. All students must read, write, and speak the English language fluently. Students must be currently certified in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) by an American Heart Association Healthcare provider at the time he or she starts the course.


    Following successful completion of the course, program graduates are eligible for the State of Indiana Certification Examination and the National EMT Registry Examination. Application for the state certification is dependent upon passing this examination.
  • When is the next class?
    Enrollment for EMT classes has been paused. While we refine the best ways to serve our EMS community please know we will always be available to assist your needs for continuing education. Please reach out to Jill.Perry@ascension.org for any educational requests.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Curriculum)
    Course Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Clinical Credits
    EMS 100 Emergency Medical
    Technician Course

    Prerequisite: American Heart
    Association CPR for
    Healthcare Providers.
    112 36 72 7.5
    Total Credits Required 10
  • Program Enrollment and Attrition Tables
  • What opportunities are available for certified EMTs?

    Employment opportunities exist with ambulance services, fire and police departments, hospital emergency departments and clinics, as well as private industry.

    An Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is trained to assess and provide care in three major categories.

    1st category: An EMT-B is trained to provide basic life support for critically ill and injured patients with such skills as airway management, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), controlling accessible bleeding, and treating for shock and poisoning.

    2nd category: Training includes non-life-threatening conditions such as bandaging and splinting, delivering babies, and care of the newborn.

    3rd category: Training covers non-medical requirements, including verbal and written communication skills, proper extrication techniques and equipment, and coping with medicolegal problems.

    EMT Training is not limited to the previously given examples, but this description provides some idea of the scope of training.