Program Overview Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Barry University's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provides high quality state-of-the-art first response education and training skills essential for public safety. Because there are clear expectations for improved health, value and efficiency in the EMS field, the need for a quality EMS program in an accredited higher learning institution is a logical progression for the EMS community.
Professional first responders attend to the needs of individuals and communities during times of crises, disasters, and emergencies. EMT and Paramedic training can help advance careers in many pre-hospital care categories, such as emergency rooms, security-related fields, ski patrols, harbor supervision and life guarding.
Career opportunities for first responders trained as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are projected to grow by 24 percent before 2024, at a rate greater than other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Barry has established a 15-week training program leading to a Certificate of Completion. The course, approved by the State of Florida’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, provides preparation for the NREMT certification exam.
Instructors, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics, are all pre-screened and hired under Barry University standards.
Classroom sessions meet three days a week and are available at night and on weekends as well. Along with classroom work, there are skills labs in which techniques are demonstrated, learned and mastered, externships – ride-time with fire-rescue units and on ambulances where you primarily observe but may well be called on to participate in crises situations, and internships – observing and participating in life-saving stabilization techniques in hospital emergency rooms.
Prepared for Success
A Barry education carries with it the prestige and distinction of having studied under the supervision of a great University. Barry has included in its Emergency Medical Technician Program experienced guest speakers to offer insights into career paths, and help you set goals for higher achievement and higher rewards.