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Multiple Pathways

Paramedic / EMT Training
Birmingham, Alabama

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CLASSES START
Mar 4th

4-20 Mo.

Program Length

10-73

Credits

On-campus

Format

3

Degree pathways

Multiple Pathways

Paramedic / EMT Training
Birmingham, Alabama

Get educated and become a first responder

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 54 approved credits
OptionsAssociate degree, diploma, and certificate options
FormatOn-campus classes in Birmingham, AL
PathwaysPathways to continue your education with a bachelor’s degree in related fields
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
EMT Emergency Medical Technician Loading Patient Into Ambulance

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Emergency Medical Technician

Choose Your EMT Program Pathway

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs include certificate, diploma, and associate degree options which prepare you for a career as a first responder.

Each Birmingham campus program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in basic emergency medical care, life support for cardiac emergencies, recognition and management of a variety of patient conditions, and more.

 

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Experienced faculty

Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start March 4th

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Pathways

Follow your career pathway with Herzing

EMT with Certificate in Birmingham Standing Outside Ambulance
  • Program length: 4 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned: Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
EMT Paramedic with Diploma in Birmingham Loading Patient Into Ambulance
  • Program length: 16 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned: Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
EMS Team of Associate Degree Paramedics Loading Injured Patient Into Ambulance
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned: Associate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Requirements

EMT program enrollment prerequisites

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University EMT program include:

  • Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Waived Enrollment Fee

Now Through March 31st

Careers

Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Career Paths

Herzing EMT/Paramedic Program

The majority of EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas. Paid EMTs and paramedics were employed in a number of industries.

  • 45% worked as employees of ambulance services
  • 29% worked in local government
  • 20% worked in hospitals

EMTs and paramedics who have advanced education, certifications and EMT training, such as Paramedic level certification, should enjoy the most favorable job prospects as clients and patients demand higher levels of care before arriving at the hospital. Specific responsibilities depend on their level of qualification and training. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certifies emergency medical service providers at five levels of EMT training:

  • EMT-Basic – Care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction.
  • EMT-Intermediate has more advanced training. However, the specific tasks that those certified at this level are allowed to perform varies greatly from state to state.
  • EMT-Paramedic – Provide the most extensive pre-hospital care which may include administering drugs orally and intravenously, interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs), performing endotracheal intubations, and using monitors and other complex equipment.

Work Environment

EMTs and paramedics work both indoors and out, in all types of weather. The work is not only physically strenuous but can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients. Nonetheless, many people find the work exciting and challenging and enjoy the opportunity to help others. These workers tend to experience a larger than average number of work-related injuries or illnesses.

 
Herzing EMT/Paramedic Program

Emergency Medical programs from Herzing University provide students with a solid foundation to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs.

 
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Emergency Medical Technician Degree Programs

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This emergency medical technician-paramedic associate program will cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. Students will learn how to maintain a patient's airway and oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. They will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians licensure exam and will be prepared for entrance into many challenging areas of hospital emergency departments, fire departments, and ambulance services.

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

The Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic program will cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. The student will learn how to maintain a patient's airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. Students will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Paramedic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

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The EMT-B is trained in basic life-support procedures and performs limited invasive (advanced) skills. This program emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care. General topics covered include human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies, and movement of patients. The intent of the program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

1. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Herzing University - Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 89.3%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 93.3%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 66.7%.

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Come visit our campus in Birmingham, Alabama to learn more about Herzing’s Emergency Medical Technician / paramedic training programs and discover how we can help you reach your career goals.

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280 West Valley Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

 (209) 791-5860

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