EMT - Basic


Grades Eligible: Adult

Click here for EMT Program Fact Sheet

This course prepares the student to work primarily as a team member in the pre-hospital emergency care setting on an ambulance or with a fire department. Some hospitals have EMT's working in the emergency department.

Students are trained to have basic knowledge of the human body and to care for the sick or injured adult or pediatric patient in many situations.

If all minimum qualifications are met and after successful completion of the RTI/C EMT course, NIEMT Practical Skills evaluation, and NREMT written certification exam the EMT candidate can apply for a Missouri State License through BEMS. 

Areas of Study:

  • *Roles & Responsibilities *Legal Issues *Communications

  • *Stress/Burnout *Anatomy & Physiology *Patient Assessment

  • *General Pharmacology *Respiratory System *Airway Management

  • *Cardiovascular System *Cardiac Arrest *Trauma Management

  • *Burns & Hazardous Materials *Environmental Emergencies *Substance Abuse

  • *Infectious Disease *Geriatrics *Pediatrics *OB/GYN

  • * Behavioral & Psychiatric Emergencies *Extrication & Rescue


Evening Emergency Medical Technician Program

We are excited about the number of people interested in attending EMT classes here at Rolla Technical Center. The numbers in the past have generated the need for a selection process. Click to review admissions and application process:

Admissions Packet*

EMT Application*

Course Schedule*

*Next class start date is September 2024. Please feel free to call for more information.
Placement test waived for September 2024 start date per RTI/C administration.



Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1700 to 2200 and possibly one Saturday from 0800 to 1700.  The class runs approximately 22 weeks.

All student prerequisites are:

  • Compliance with all portions of the application process.
  • As a student you must have reliable on-line equipment and internet access for any
    and all internet-based learning.

  • Meet all minimum qualifications set by the RTI/C EMT program in compliance with the National Standards of the Department of Transportation.

  • Meet all minimum qualifications before professional practical skills testing set by the National Institute for Emergency Medical Training.

  • Meet all minimum qualifications before professional written certification exams set by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

  • Must pay any and all balances due to RTI/C, professional organizations, or any other party involved with the EMT course and must be 17 years of age prior to clinical site rotation. Students have the option to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians professional written certification exam.

  • Meet all minimum qualifications for licensure in the desired state, for the state of Missouri that is the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Fire & Rescue / EMT-EMT Handbook

Fire & Rescue-EMT Preceptor Training Presentation

Thank you for your interest in Emergency Medical Services. For further information please e-mail me by clicking:

Brad Schafer Fire & Rescue / EMT Program Director

Rolla Technical Center, 500 Forum Drive, Rolla. MO 65401

573-458-0160 ext. 16198, Fax 573-458-0164

Links for EMS information

National Institute of Emergency Training Medical (NIEMT)

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS).

Missouri Emergency Medical Service Association (MEMSA).

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