EMT Course

Become an Emergency Medical Technician

Now Available: Pennsylvania CareerLink financial support.  Specific requirements apply.  Please click here for further details or call (724) 755-2330.

Prepare to be an EMT! The Emergency Medical Technician course will develop competencies in the following skills:

  • Bag-valve-mask ventilation of an apneic patient
  • Bleeding control/shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management/AED
  • Joint dislocation immobilization
  • Long bone fracture immobilization
  • Mouth-to-mouth ventilation with supplemental oxygen
  • Patient assessment/management of a trauma patient and a medical patient
  • Spinal immobilization (both seated and supine patient)
  • Supplemental oxygen administration to a breathing patient
  • Traction splinting
  • Upper airway adjuncts and suction

The curriculum follows the new National EMS Education Standards. Upon successful completion of the course, you may be eligible to take the  state certification exam and the National Registry Exam (Registry exam fees not included).

Emergency Medical Technicians


$500 plus $30 lab fee.

  • Additonal fees not included: Required Textbook (see below).

Course Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Possess the physical and mental abilities as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Function Job Description.
  • Complete 10 patient contact experiences.  
    • All patient contact requirements are at applicant's expense. Westmoreland reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment.
    • Additional requirements may be required for EMS preceptors. Precepting at hospitals, will require addition requirements. All additional requirements are the responsibility of the students expense to meet.
    • All procedures and requirements will be explained the first night of class.
  • Complete an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course.  This requirement is offered as a part of the course.
  • Complete PA State Fire Academy-approved Hazardous Materials Awareness course. This requirement is offered as a part of the course.
  • Obtain certification for ICS 100 and NIMS 700. This requirement is not part of the course curriculum  and must be obtained outside of class. It is available online for free.
  • Current Text Book:
    • Emergency Care (13th Edition) (EMT) 13th Edition
      by Daniel J. Limmer EMT-P (Author), Michael F. O'Keefe (Author), Edward T. Dickinson Medical Editor (Author), Harvey Grant (Author), Bob Murray (Author), J. David Bergeron (Author)
    • Publisher: Pearson; 13 edition (February 21, 2015)
    • ISBN-10: 0134024559
    • ISBN-13: 978-0134024554
    • Westmoreland PSTC recommends using Amazon or Ebay to purchase or rent.

Upcoming Classes

  • Spring Session
    • Location:  New Kensington Campus
      • 1150 5th Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068
    • 21/SG MEDX 1880-68      
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-10 p.m. and some Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. February 2 – May 25, 2021.
      • Registration Deadline: January 22, 2021
    • Tentative Schedule: Click Here
  • Summer Session
    • Location: Westmoreland PSTC
    • 65 Public Safety Drive, Smithton, PA  15479
    • 21/ES MEDX 1880-80      
    • Tuesday, & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., & Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 1–August 19, 2021.
      • Registration Deadline: May 14, 2021
    • Tentative Schedule: Click Here
  • Fall Session
    • Location:  Murrysville Campus
    • 6707 Mellon Rd, Export, PA 15632
    • 21/FL MEDX 1880-81      
    • Tuesday & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., & some Saturdays, September 14, 2020 – January 13, 2022
      • Registration Deadline: September 3, 2021
    • Tentative Schedule: Click Here

To register, call telephone registration at 724-925-4204 or complete this online form.