Become an EMT, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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EMT Medical and Trauma Emergency Care. Gain the skills needed to provide first responder emergency medical care with this Become an EMT Specialization Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado System.

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Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. 

You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. 

In this Become an EMT Specialization Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado System you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patients.

Applied Learning Project

On each courses, learners will learn and work through multiple patient scenarios that challenge them to apply the concepts and skills they have learned to patient scenarios. On the capstone projects, learners will apply and summarize everything that they have learnt from course 1 to 5 on three patient scenarios that are similar to what they will experience when taking the national registry exam.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
  • Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness
  • Trauma Emergencies and Care
  • Emergency Care: Pregnancy, Infants, and Children
  • Prepare for the EMT Certification Test

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 7 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 7 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 7 months.

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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