Rhode Island Training for EMTs
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are trained to provide medical care to patients in emergency situations. Those seeking a career as an EMT in Rhode Island must typically complete a training program and pass professional certification exams. Read about one school's programs to find out about the curricula, levels of training, awards proffered and hands-on field experiences. In addition, the table offers additional school details.
- The Community College of Rhode Island, located in Providence, offers EMT training through a associate's degree program in EMT/fire science.
Comparison of Schools
After looking over the information about programs above, aspiring emergency medical technicians may also want to check out the table below. View tuition charges, school enrollment and graduation rates to help in the decision-making process.
|Community College of Rhode Island|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||14,758|
|Campus Setting||Small city|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*|| $4,564 (in-state)
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||64%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||100% (open admissions)|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||65%|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate*||18% (2014 start date)|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Community College of Rhode Island
The Community College of Rhode Island in Providence, RI, offers academic programs, career training and support services to traditional students and adult learners. The school has over 20 academic departments that prepare students for various careers or transfer to 4-year universities.
Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician
The Community College of Rhode Island offers an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician program that includes EMT training. The college's Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) training educates students in the delivery of emergency care and use of lifesaving equipment. EMT training at the Community College of Rhode Island consists of eight hours of lectures, two hours of lab work and ten hours of clinical experience in a hospital emergency room. There is a $20 lab fee for the EMT basic course.