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    Chattanooga State Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

 Technical Certificate of Credit

EMT-IV's are health care professionals who possess special knowledge and skills in pre-hospital emergency medicine.  They are the eyes, ears and hands of the physician at the hospital, and as such, they render basic life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illness and continue this while transporting them to the hospital.  At all times, EMT-IV's are in radio contact with the physician at the hospital.  EMT-IV's are part of the rapidly expanding branch of the health care profession known as EMS (Emergency Medical Services).

EMT-IV training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on practical skills) plus ambulance clinical experience.  Actual classroom time is approximately 240 clock hours with an additional 72-120 clock hours of clinical experience.

Classes meet two days per week for four hours each class session.  Both day and evening classes are offered.  Attendance is extremely important.  Three absences are permitted per semester, regardless of reason.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry / State of Tennessee EMT-Basic written and practical examinations.

The EMT-IV Training Program follows the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum.  Additional materials and skills required by the Tennessee Department of Health and Division of Emergency Medical Services are included.

Admission Information

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or a GED.

2. Submit all applications and documentation required to the EMS Training Program.

  • Application for admission to the college plus a non-refundable application fee if applicant is a first-time student (fee waived for returning students).
  • Allied Health Application indicating a desire to take EMT-IV training.
  • Two official copies of the high school transcript or GED scores to be in sealed envelopes submitted with the other applications (one for EMS program and one for Admissions Office).

EMT-IV Course Completion Requirements

Students must maintain satisfactory attendance with no more than three absences per semester.  An overall average of 75% must be maintained on written examinations and practical skills.  Clinical rotations are PASS/FAIL.  Successful venipunctures must be obtained during clinical rotations for IV component.


Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours: 16