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  • 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
Tuition & Fees: $945
Books and 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.

There are many opportunities, both in high school and through previous college, work, and/or military experience, to earn credit for prior learning at Gateway.

Technical diplomas help students learn hands-on occupational skills in as little as one or two years for full-time students. Technical diploma opportunities in this pathway include:

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician, EMT – Advanced EMT, EMT – Paramedic

Associate degrees are typically completed in two years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Associate degree opportunities in this pathway include:

Paramedic Technician

Prepare to enter your exciting new career, or choose to continue your education with another Gateway program or by transferring your credits to a four-year college or university.