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Emergency medical technician basic course in Indianapolis

The cornerstone of the Emergency Medical Services system is the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). As an EMT, you will provide efficient, effective patient care while transporting patients to a medical facility.

At the completion of this course you will be eligible for testing for state or national certification and to become a valued member of the pre-hospital emergency care team. Didactic preparation is important, but we intend to provide our students with the patient contact necessary to gain confidence with the responsibilities of patient care.



Course Information

The course is 144 hours classroom time with 52 hours of clinicals. Classes are generally Monday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 10 p.m., for approximately 16 weeks. Course size is limited to 22.

The course will consist of, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Airway Management
  • Trauma Management
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Peripheral IV Maintenance
  • Automatic/Defibrillation
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Ambulance Operations
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Mass Casualty/Triage
  • Clinical Rotations including:
  • Emergency Department
  • Ambulance rotations with preceptor


You must be 18 years of age upon successful completion of the course and certification testing and have current Health Care Provider CPR. Franciscan St. Francis Health offers CPR for the health care professional. Contact (317) 528-8151 for more info or review our current class schedule.


5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 305, Indianapolis, IN


Tuition is $750 and includes all materials. Full course tuition is due no later that the first day of class. This fee will only be refunded if the course fails to receive enough applicants.


We are accepting applications for our fall 2015 EMT program.