Program Description

EMS Training Courses & EMT Training in Pa.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been approved as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training provider by the Department of Health in July 2019. EMS continuing education, as well as emergency medical responder (EMR) and emergency medical technician (EMT) classes will be available. The next courses for EMS training will be offered in the Fall of 2020. Please check back for updated details or contact us to learn about new courses as they become available.

Emergency Medical Technician Course
(Registration Closed)

This course is aligned with the National Education Standards for EMT as approved by the PA Department of Health and provides students with the skills necessary to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be required to take the National Registry Psychomotor Exam for practical skills within two weeks of the end of class.

  • Hours: 184
  • Course Fee: $1,350
  • Location: Erie, Oil City, Coudersport
  • Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (offered in Terms 1 and 3)
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 16 years of age, background check, physical exam, and immunizations are required prior to starting the class

Course Information

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide basic-level emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. Students will learn emergency care for cardiac arrest, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, patient assessment techniques, oxygen administration, pharmacology for emergency care and EMS operations.

Classroom sessions and skill labs will be included with this training.

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as meeting the educational course requirement that an applicant for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician needs to satisfy to be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Emergency Medical Responder Course
(Registration Closed)

This course presents the technical knowledge and skills necessary to be an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). Successful completion of this course is required for individuals to be eligible to take the National Registry exam for Emergency Medical Responder. The exam is not part of the course.

  • Hours: 68
  • Course Fee: $550
  • Location: Erie, Oil City, Coudersport
  • Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (offered in Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 16 years of age; completed Department of Health application; completed form for reporting criminal convictions, discipline, and exclusion from a State or Federal health program; medical physical exam; submission of vaccination history; drug screening; and proof of medical insurance.

Course Information

This course provides training and skills necessary for certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Responder. Students will be introduced to various lifesaving skills including CPR, airway management, patient assessment, as well as basic medical and trauma care. 

Through this training, students will be able to understand the roles and responsibilities of the EMR in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They will also be required to apply skills and training in a lab environment. 

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as meeting the educational course requirement that an applicant for certification as an Emergency Medical Responder needs to satisfy to be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Responder.