Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

EMTs spend their days saving lives by providing emergency medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. Join our community’s heroes by earning your Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma from Gateway. Gain a strong foundation in emergency medical practice and prepare for certification, so you can begin a rewarding career as an EMT or continue your education to become a paramedic, nurse or other emergency medical professional.

  • Develop strong skills needed to assess and manage all types of ailments while providing safe and rapid patient transport. Learn to drive an ambulance, ventilate patients, perform CPR and much more. 
  • Practice with advanced equipment in Gateway’s HERO Center, including ambulances, simulation rooms and human patient simulators. Gain 180 hours of entry-level training in emergency medicine.
  • Become a certified EMT in a matter of months, as completing this one-semester program prepares you to test and credential through the National Registry of EMTs
  • Get hired by a private ambulance company, fire department or hospital emergency room. The need for skilled EMTs is expected to grow in the years to come, so you’ll always be in demand.
  • Continue your education by applying your EMT technical diploma toward more advanced emergency medical programs at Gateway, such as Advanced EMT or Paramedic.
Program Credits



HERO Center, Racine Campus, Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $945
Books & Supplies: $388

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.