Where Can I Take EMT Courses in Maine?

Learn about emergency medical technician (EMT) training in Maine. See the details about program options, degree requirements, and courses, and make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Fire & Emergency Services degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Emergency Medical Technicians are trained medical providers that are first responders in emergency situations. In order to become an EMT, you must complete either a certificate or degree program in the state of Maine. The following schools provide a variety of programs to meet your needs.

What You Need to Know

EMT courses are available through 1-year certificate programs, as well as 2-year associate's degree programs. You can choose a certificate program to prepare for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic certification exams. Programs generally require that you have a high school diploma or equivalent and take a placement exam. A background check is required. EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic programs require that you already have the previous certification level completed.

Associate's degree programs in emergency medical services have similar admission requirements, with the addition of several prerequisite courses in math and science. Students are prepared for paramedic licensing exams. Classes, clinical training and an externship are required to graduate. Read on to see if one of these programs is right for you.

EMT Certificate Programs in Maine

Eastern Maine Community College

Eastern Maine Community College, located in Bangor, offers a 1-year certificate program in emergency medical services. The curriculum is engineered to help prepare you to sit for the EMT-Basic state licensing exam and perform entry-level EMT work. Classes you should expect to take include anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of EMS and cardiac emergencies. These programs are offered at the basic, intermediate and paramedic levels.

  • Program Name: Certificate in Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialization Areas: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic
  • Program Length: 1 year, full time
  • Tuition and fees: $3,810 per year for residents; $6,510 per year for nonresidents (as of the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Requirements: High school diploma or GED, transcripts, good grades in science, background check, passing a placement exam, and certification in the previous level of EMT training
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 2,613 students (all undergraduate)

Kennebec Valley Community College

If you have already completed EMT-B training, you may look into the certificate programs offered at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. This school offers intermediate and advanced level certificate programs that can help you progress in your EMT training. Your courses will include advanced cardiovascular care and paramedic emergencies. Depending on which level of certificate you pursue, your curriculum will help prepare you sit for the state licensing exam for intermediate-level EMTs or paramedics.

  • Program Name: Emergency Care Certificate
  • Specialization Areas: Intermediate; Advanced
  • Program Length: 1 year, full time
  • Tuition and fees: $3,385 per year for residents; $6,085 per year for nonresidents (as of the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Requirements: High school diploma or GED, EMT-B training, passing a placing test, background check
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 2,401 students (all undergraduate)

EMT Degree Programs in Maine

Northern Maine Community College

Northern Maine Community College's associate degree program in emergency medical services is designed to train you for paramedic licensure in the state of Maine. The program includes training in advanced life support, pediatric life support and other emergency medical procedures. In addition to your EMS courses, you will also be required to complete general education classes as well as a field externship.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
  • Program Length: 2 years, full time
  • Tuition and fees: $3,376 per year for residents; $6,076 per year for nonresidents (as of the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; entrance exam; required courses: 2 years of math, Algebra I course, chemistry, biology and English; immunizations, recommendations
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 1,079 students (all undergraduate)

Southern Maine Community College

In order to be eligible for the associate degree program offered by Southern Maine Community College, you must have 6 months of experience as a licensed EMT. The program will provide you with the training necessary to sit for and pass Maine's EMT-Paramedic state licensing exam. In addition to EMS coursework and general education classes, you will also be required to complete 700 hours of clinical training. Your clinical work will take place in a variety of environments, including a hospital and a paramedic service.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services/Paramedicine
  • Program Length: 78 credits; full time
  • Tuition and fees: $3,694 per year for residents; $6,394 per year for nonresidents (as of the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Requirements: High school diploma or GED, background check, passing a placement exam, drug test, immunizations
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 6,734 students (all undergraduate)

If you are looking for an EMT program in Maine, Southern Maine Community College, Northern Maine Community College, Kennebec Valley Community College, and Eastern Maine Community College offer programs from the certificate to associate's level.

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