EMT Programs in Las Vegas
There are not many schools near Las Vegas that offer EMT training programs, but there is one that's just under seven miles from the city's central area. Read about the hands-on learning opportunities and coursework available at this college, and review a table for more details -- ranging from tuition rates to graduation numbers -- on the school.
- The College of Southern Nevada, located 6.5 miles from downtown Las Vegas, offers two EMT training levels as well as a certificate and associate's degree in paramedic medicine.
Get additional info about this college below. The table offers a quick way to get an idea of the campus environment, costs and other college facts.
|College of Southern Nevada|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||33,914*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,285 for in-state; $10,063 for out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||74%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2013-2014)||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Graduation Rate (students who began in 2011)||9% (21% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
College of Southern Nevada
While the EMT programs at the College of Southern Nevada have open enrollment, the paramedic programs are limited-entry. The EMT program, according to the school, takes a 'step ladder approach' to course progression.
Certificate of Completion in EMT Basic or Intermediate Program
Each of these programs takes about a semester to finish. The programs are presented through classes, training labs and clinical experiences. Entry into the Intermediate program requires that one complete the Basic EMT training first, and the program builds off the skills and knowledge that students have acquired. After being enrolled in the program for 4-6 weeks, students start obtaining hands-on experience in ambulances or emergency rooms.
Certificate of Achievement in Paramedic Medicine
To get into this program, students have to first complete the EMT Intermediate program. The special program requirements consist of 49 credits' worth of courses. Students take fundamental and essential courses for paramedics as well as learning about issues like the human body, pharmacology, patient assessment and paramedic technology. There is also coursework on vehicle extraction, pediatrics, advanced emergency care, advanced cardiac life support and electrocardiography and electrophysiology.
Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Medicine
Like the previous paramedic medicine program, students must have previously completed the EMT Intermediate program prior to enrollment. The major requirements of the two paramedic medicine programs are nearly identical. However, the difference between the programs is that students can obtain a general education in the associate's degree program. This requires students to take classes in communications, fine arts, humanities and social sciences, human relations, English, science and mathematics.