EMT Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements


  • Minimum of 18 years of age; High School Seniors who are 17 years of age can take the course, however must be 18 and out of High School to sit for certification test
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current, unconditional driver's license
  • Completed Pre-Entrance Medical Record with recent TB, Tetanus, Hepatitis B Vaccines and MMR
  • Signed criminal history statement
  • Background check
  • Drug screen
  • For admissions contact Program Leader

Paramedic (EMTP2100, 2101, 2102, 2200, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 2402, 2500, 2999)

  • All the above requirements for EMT
  • Two letters of recommendation; one of these must be from a supervisor
  • EMTP 2999- Special Topics in EMS/Anatomy and Physiology for EMS. All paramedic students must have this course or a comparable anatomy & physiology course prior to beginning Paramedic Skills 1 (EMTP 2100) in Fall Semester.

In order to remain in good academic standing in the emergency medical technology program, you must:

  1. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 in all coursework needed to meet the requirements for an associate of applied science degree in emergency medical technology. This applies to all required courses taken before, as well as after, admission in the emergency medical program.

  2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 in all emergency medical technology courses.

  3. Not receive a failing grade in any of the required courses for the emergency medical technology program.

  4. Paramedic students must maintain Ohio EMT Certification while enrolled in the Paramedic Program

Students who fail to achieve any one of the four requirements for good academic standing will be dismissed from the emergency medical technology program with the option of reapplying for admission the following year. You may appeal a dismissal from the emergency medical technology program by following the guidelines for appeal as detailed in this catalog.

Emergency Medical Technology

Contact Information

Emergency Medical Technology Program
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Room 128
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Tammy Grigson
Phone: (740) 351-3236

Career Opportunities

Positions for emergency medical technicians are available in private ambulance companies, hospitals, industry, fire departments, 911 dispatch offices, and the armed forces. Law enforcement agencies, park services, ski patrols, and other groups train their personnel to become EMT-Bs or paramedics as part of their duties.

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