Emergency Medical Technician

About our program

Prepare yourself to answer the call as an EMT with Green River's new Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.

Our program offers night and weekend classes to help you prepare for certification in two months while maintaining your current employment, or busy schedule.

Learn the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician according to state and King county standards and requirements. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Exam to qualify for state certification after meeting the Washington state requirement of employment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills in the overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both emergency medical care and operational aspects of the job.
  • Develop skills in patient evaluation and all emergency treatment procedures short of those rendered by physicians.
  • Meet the minimum standards of state law and local county codes.
  • Develop student skill in the use and maintenance of all equipment and instruments required to accomplish his/her job as an EMT.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of sudden illness or injury; and of the mechanics of injury for patient evaluation.



Prerequisites, fees, more

  • Attend a mandatory information session. Information about information sessions for future quarters will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
  • Pass the Advanced First Aid Entrance Exam with 70 percent or higher.

Additional requirements once accepted into the program:

  • Show proof of being at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the course enrollment.
  • Provide a copy of a valid driver's license issued in the United States. Note: Graduates will need a valid Washington State driver's license to work in the state.
  • Provide a copy of high school diploma or GED equivalency or college transcript showing high school completion.
  • Provide a copy of a clear Washington State Patrol background check.
  • Provide copies of required immunizations:
    1) Hepatitis B Series or positive titer.
    2) A current Tuberculin skin test or alternative health documentation.
  • Have the physical strength to carry, lift, extricate and perform similar maneuvers in a manner not detrimental to the patient, fellow emergency technicians or self.


Degrees & Certificates


Contact Us

Karen Urick, Instuctor
253-833-9111, ext. 4003


Information Session

Information sessions for future quarters will be posted here as soon as they become available.


Occupations: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, EMT/Dispatcher

Earnings: Range from $11.74 to $34.68 an hour, entry to mid-level.

Data source: CareerOneStop.org