Register Now – EMT Training
March 25, 2024
Monday – Wednesday
9:00am – 5:30pm
EMT Training Course at Respond Right EMS Academy
- Flexible 8-week and 13-week formats are available.
- Some Saturday sessions may be required.
- The EMT Training Course utilizes a combination of didactic (classroom), psychomotor (hands-on learning), and clinical rotations.
- Students will complete clinical rotations on the Ambulance and in the Emergency Department.
- Successful completion of all course requirements will result in eligibility for the Missouri Psychomotor (practical) and NREMT Cognitive (written) exams.
- This EMT Training Course is 8 credit hours toward the St. Charles Community College Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.
What Is Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.?
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Emergency Medical
Science is the result of formal agreements between St. Charles Community College (SCC) and Respond Right EMS Academy (REMSA). SCC grants 30 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who submit proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Exam for paramedics. These credit hours will be applied to the degree once all general education courses have been completed.
Students may begin taking the general education courses required for the A.A.S. at SCC at any time.
Registration Process * Please read**
- Pre-Course Requirements
- Please read all of the pre-course requirements below to ensure you can complete all of them.
- Register and pay for your EMT Training course.
- Your seat in the class is not reserved until you have registered and paid the registration fee (non-refundable, non-transferable.)
- Application and Required Items – You have 14 Business Days To Complete
- Your order confirmation will contain a link with directions on how to complete this. You have 14 business days to complete this step. Failure to complete this in 14 business days will result in your application being purged and you would need to re-enroll.
- Due to COVID 19, the start dates may be adjusted. Once you have registered, we will keep in contact with you to let you know if changes occur. You MUST check your email daily.
This is a time-sensitive process. You must monitor your email for important communications from email@example.com.
After registering and reserving your seat in the class, students will be contacted by email with specific directions on how to complete the application items.
**Directions will be emailed to you on how to complete the application items. You MUST follow the directions we provide.**
Students must pass a physical examination, drug screening, background check, have health insurance, and provide a list of immunizations/vaccines (including the COVID vaccine and Boosters). You will be given specific instructions on how to complete all of these items after you register.
Students must have a laptop or tablet with the most current Operating System of Microsoft or Apple (Chromebook will not work) for class. Students must also have access to high-speed internet for coursework and communication.
*Note – All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.
*Additional fees (see the ‘Tuition’ tab above) – The following items are NOT included in the tuition: Textbooks, testing software, NREMT Cognitive exam, Missouri Psychomotor exam, and licensure fees.
EMT Program Tuition
The Most Affordable EMT Tuition in the St. Charles Area!
- Tuition – $1,625.00
Pre-requisites and additional EMT Program fees/costs: Please note that instructions will be provided during the application process on how to complete many of the items below.
- AHA BLS – special pricing is extended to our students. Instructions will be provided during the application process.
- Lab and Tech Fee – $225 and includes: Professional Liability Insurance, Clinical, Uniform Polo Shirt, Parking Sticker, Wifi access, and NREMT Cognitive and Missouri Psychomotor Test Prep.
- Health insurance – students must provide a copy of their current year’s health insurance card.
- Drug Screen – $37
- Physical exam and immunizations – unknown cost depending on the student.
- Background Check – $58
- Patient Assessment Kit – Order online here
- eTextbook/EMS Testing – approximately $90. (Hardbound textbook option available upon request for an additional fee.)
- Laptop – students must have a laptop with a full operating system and access to the internet. The laptop or tablet must also have the most current version of Windows or iOS.
- Wifi – Students must have wifi access at home to use the testing software.
Are you looking for a loan or additional scholarships/funding opportunities? Check out our Scholarships and Funding page with additional resources.
*Note – All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements
What is an EMT?
An EMT or Emergency Medical Technician training (EMT training), is the first step in becoming a Paramedic. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are healthcare professionals trained in emergency Basic Life Support (BLS). They may work in the pre-hospital setting on a ground or air ambulance or in the fire department. EMTs may also work in doctors offices, hospitals, casinos or as dispatchers.
The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting and providing patient transportation. EMTs are trained to perform the following:
- Airway management
- Oxygen administration
- Splinting and bandaging
- Bleeding control and treatment of shock
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Patient Assessment
If you are interested in becoming a Paramedic or Firefighter/Paramedic, this is the 1st step! To become a Paramedic, you must first become a licensed EMT and complete your EMT training.
Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds. Motor coordination is necessary because over uneven terrain, the patient’s, the Paramedic’s, and other workers’ well-being must not be jeopardized. Different situations will require that the Paramedic be able to perform in the following manner: stand, walk, sit, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, feel, talk, hear and see.
Besides meeting the above requirements, candidates are supposed to possess the following qualities:
- Excellent communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Physical strength
- Listening skills
- Interpersonal skills
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics. Demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas will also continue.
Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increase in age-related health emergencies, such as heart attacks and strokes. This increase, in turn, will create greater demand for EMT and paramedic services. An increase in the number of specialized medical facilities will require more EMTs and paramedics to transfer patients with specific conditions to these facilities for treatment.
*Cited from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm
The Emergency Medical Technician Refresher course is designed for the Missouri-licensed EMT pursuing re-licensure, applicants pursuing remediation for initial licensure, or applicants attempting the National Registry re-entry process.
Areas of study include EMS systems, roles, and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting, and providing patient transportation.
- Three (3) unsuccessful attempts at the NREMT Written Exam and remedial training is required.
- Keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date if you are not currently working in the field.
- You will provide dates you are available when registering and paying. Your dates will be confirmed after you have submitted your registration and payment based on our availability. Please provide several dates/times you are available.
- Our normal business hours are:
- Mon – Thur: 9am – 5pm
- Friday: 9am – 4pm
Tuition & Registration
- Tuition / Course Fee – $1,200
- EMS Testing Account – $52
- *Price is subject to change without notice
- **Note- NREMT Test Fees and State Licensure Fees are NOT included
There are 43 different fire departments and fire protection districts in St. Louis County and 38 Fire Departments in St. Charles County, Missouri. Each department has its own individual hiring requirements. While a few departments hire EMT’s, the vast majority require their candidates to posses a Paramedic license. According to the St. Louis County Fire Academy’s website 82% of Firefighters are licensed Paramedics.
If your goal is to become a Firefighter than your first step is to register for the EMT course and successfully complete it. Since most departments require their staff to be cross trained as Firefighter/Paramedics, once you become a licensed EMT, you will apply to the Paramedic Program at St. Charles County Ambulance.
Respond Right EMS Academy only focuses on EMS education. We will prepare you to become an entry level EMT. Our Instructors are experienced in the field and understand what employers want and need.
When you are ready to start the Fire Academy, check out the St. Louis Fire Academy.
- Employment Opportunities with our Ambulance District Partners. Complete our EMT and/or Paramedic course and we will put you in touch with one of our Ambulance District Partners for a job interview.
- Ambulance clinical ride-a-long. Complete an ambulance ride-a-long during your EMT class to see what it’s like.
The EMT Course utilizes a combination of classroom, hands-on, and clinical learning. EMT Students will complete a clinical rotation in the Emergency Department and on the Ambulance. The EMT Course may require a couple of Saturday sessions. Students who successfully complete all of the requirements of the EMT program will be eligible to take the Missouri Psychomotor and NREMT Cognitive exams.