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Emergency Medical Services Program


Dillon B. Brock

(208) 732-6709

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Services Program at the College of Southern Idaho offers training to enter the field of Emergency Medical Services. Basic Technical Certificate (BTC), Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC), and an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) are available. All courses are approved by the State of Idaho EMS Bureau and successful graduates, who received a grade of 75% or higher in all EMSE courses, qualify to take the National Registry of EMTs Certification exams. These exams include the EMT, AEMT and Paramedic level certifications. Each plan of study coincides with a nation certification level. The BTC contains course work for the EMT certification level, while the ITC contains coursework for the AEMT course work. An AAS contains the necessary coursework to test for the national Paramedic certification.

Additional information and current application requirements (including deadlines) can be found at:

Admission Requirements

There are specific requirements for enrollment in our career technical programs.  Students should be familiar with demands of a particular occupation and how that occupation matches with their individual career interests and goals. The specific requirements are established by the technical program.  A student who does not meet the established requirements for entrance into a program will have an opportunity to participate in the appropriate level courses to improve their skills for program consideration.  The program requirements and admission procedures can be obtained by contacting the program advisor. Admission to the Paramedic program must be completed by 5 p.m. on May 31, 2019.

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Service program, a student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and perform in the role function and responsibilities of an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic in both the emergency care and operational aspects of Paramedics in the health care delivery system as defined by the Idaho Bureau of EMS and the National Registry of EMTs.
  2. Safely demonstrate competence in patient assessment and in skills as referenced to the current National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic and the State of Idaho Training Standards.
  3. Use effective communication skills in written and verbal situations.
  4. Apply legal and ethical principles in a variety of situations.
  5. Recognize and properly respond to the affective needs of the patient.
  6. Demonstrate competence in the use and care of the equipment required for optimum patient care and safety.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Paramedics

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices


Our EMS programs are Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. For more information and

CoAEMSP Offices

8301 Lakeview Parkway

Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

Tel: 614-703-8445

Gainful Employment

The following majors are included in this program:

This information provided in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about Gainful Employment can be found at