Hybrid Courses: Our hybrid courses allow for students to complete all "book work" online on their own schedule and come in for just skills sessions to learn specific skills and how to "put it all together." This format works very well for individuals who do not have the time to sit in class for an excessive amount of time and/or can learn material in a self-learn format. It is not designed for individuals who need the traditional classroom format of an instructor lecturing, although we do have tools to help that type of learner as well.
Course Options: ETA is offering the following Fall/Winter 2017 Hybrid EMT Courses:
Attend only 1 week or 3 weekends of skills sessions. Everything else done online!
Fall/Winter Hybrid EMT Boot Camp Class - 1 week of in-class skills training:
Thursday September 7, 2017 5:00-6:00p [Orientation Session] [or make special arrangements] [Accepting applications until 9/19/17 - full tuition instead of deposit due during the registration process]
Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00-6:00p [Orientation Session] [or make special arrangements] [Gain early access by paying full tuition instead of deposit during the registration process]
Mandatory In-Class Skills Sessions: December 26th to 31st 8:30a-5:30p.
Williamson Masonic Lodge #309
210 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Fall/Winter Hybrid EMT Weekend Boot Camp Class - 3 weekends of in-class training:
Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00-7:00p [Orientation Session] [or make special arrangements] [Gain early access by paying full tuition instead of deposit during the registration process]
Mandatory In-Class Skills Sessions: March 17/18, 24/25, and April 14/15 8:30a-5:30p.
2272 Robert Fulton Hwy.
Peach Bottom, PA 17563
Enrollment for 2018 courses will begin October 1st!
Cost: $1195 in County; $1295 Out of County (Includes all course material, ebook, eworkbook and online material). Printed textbook if desired is an additional $100. Please note that access to the eBook requires internet connection. Need financial assistance, you can apply for PayPal Credit and take 6 months to pay for the course (link available on the payment page). There is a $300 deposit to hold you place in the course, which is due upon registration. The balance is due the first day of class (the orientation session).
CPR certification is a prerequisite and must be obtained prior to the in-class skills session (December 26th). You must be certified in AHA BLS Provider or ASHI Healthcare Pro or ARC CPR Professional Rescuer within 6 months to the start of course. Students must have taken a course covering the 2015 CPR standards. ETA offers CPR courses seperately. Check our schedule for upcoming dates and times. You must present a copy of your CPR certification at class on on the first in-class skills session. You can still enroll in th ecourse even though you do not have this certification, as long as you understand you must obtain it prior to the in-class sessions.
Students must be at least 16 years of age prior to the state certification exams. If you are 15 y.o. but will turn 16 by the end of the course, you can take the course.
Students must complete 10 patient contacts prior to the end of the course. This can be completed in various ways including volunteering with local ambulance companies and specialty centers. We will work with you to get the required contacts if you can not obtain them through a traditional manner.
In order for state certification, students must meet the minimum requirements for the functional job description of an EMT. Click here to read these requirements.
Criminal History: Students will be required to complete state registration forms and disclose any positive criminal history. A positive history will not prevent acceptance into the course, however, it may impact one's ability to obtain state certification. Authorization for certification is solely at the discretion of the PA DOH Bureau of EMS. Individuals with a positive criminal history are encouraged to contact the local Regional EMS Council for more information if this is a concern
State Certification Exams: Beginning January 1, 2014 all students must complete the NREMT cognitive exam. The cost of the exam is $80. All certification exams are administered by the PA DOH Bureau of EMS and are beyond the control of ETA.
HAZWOPER Certification: As a co-requisite, students must take ICS100, ICS700, and HAZWOPER. All are online and should take approximately 1 hour each. Links to these courses are provided within our online course. The ICS classes are FEMA classes and free of charge. There is a fee of $19.95 for the HAZWOPER course which must be paid directly online in order to print a certificate of course completion. If you have certification from another agency, simply submit a copy of your certification.