Paramedic Sciences Program

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EMT Certification

The Emergency Medical Technician Program at Rowan College at Burlington County partners with Virtua to provide a comprehensive introduction to emergency medical services in the pre-hospital setting.  The program is in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for EMT, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Students will learn how to assess and treat a variety of pre-hospital medical emergencies including, but not limited to, cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, trauma, emergency childbirth, diabetic emergencies, fracture splinting and wound care.

Students will attend hands-on training in the Rowan College at Burlington County’s Health Sciences Center state-of-the-art Emergency Medical Services simulation lab that includes high-fidelity patient simulators, ambulance simulator, and realistic emergency room and home environments.

Students successfully completing the EMT program will be eligible to sit for the NREMT-Certification Examination which is the only examination recognized for EMT certification in New Jersey.  The NREMT- Certification Examination cost is not included in the program costs.  https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/

Individuals with a current New Jersey EMT certification may advance their education by applying to RCBC’s Paramedic Science program,   http://rcbc.edu/paramedic-science .

Program Courses: 9 Credits (Courses must be taken simultaneously)

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EMS 101 Basic Emergency Medical Technician:  8 credits (Lecture:  face to face or hybrid format)

EMS 102 Psychomotor Skills for EMT Certification:  1 credit (Skills lab and clinical:  face to face format)

Note:  New Jersey regulations governing EMT trainings mandate that students must attend every class.   Options for making up missed classes are severely limited and students must consider this commitment prior to applying.

Potential Student Qualifications:

  1. Attainment of the age of *16 by the first day of the program.  *Minors enrolled in the EMT program are subject to limitations as describe in N.J.A.C 8:40A-5.2 Student Qualifications.
  2. Possession of a current CPR for healthcare providers card* from the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or National Safety Council (NSC).  * CPR courses taught online with no practical test requirement are unacceptable.
  3. Physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT student.
    1. Must have good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition which would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying, and balancing at times, patients in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds, with assistance).  Must also have the ability to bend, squat, crawl, manual dexterity, sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder level, climb, kneel, push, pull, use fine finger movements, talk, hear, and see.
  4. Background check as defined by N.J.A.C  8:40 A, Emergency Medical Technicians: Training and certification regulations https://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/reg-enforcement/
  5. Medical Clearance
  6. Transportation to RCBC’s Health Sciences Center, 1000 College Circle, Mount Laurel, NJ and to clinical sites, mainly located in southern New Jersey.
  7. Application to Rowan College at Burlington County by clicking here http://rcbc.edu/apply  to obtain a RCBC student identification number.
  8. Registration of EMS 101 and EMS 102 online in WebAdvisor by logging into your BaronOne account or in person at RCBC.
  9. Attendance at the mandatory EMT Program Orientation

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the EMT Program Coordinator send an email to emt@rcbc.edu or call (856) 242-5960.