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EMS Education - EMT Course


Course fee is $850.

Financial Aid is not available. The course fee is not eligible for tuition remission.

This fee includes the cost of the course and EMT shirt. Students may purchase their textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope at the University Bookstore. Students will be responsible for the cost of the National Registry Exam.


Spring 2017
Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 10 p.m., some Saturdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (2/11, 3/18, 4/22)
Tuesday, January 17, through Tuesday, April 25.
Registration and application deadline: Thursday, January 12.

Fall 2017
Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 10 p.m., some Saturdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (9/23, 10/14, 12/2)
Online registration begins Monday, July 17, 2017. Instruction begins Aug. 29 and ends Dec. 5.
Registration and application deadline: Tuesday, August 22.


Brady Emergency Care, 13th edition book and workbook. The workbook must be new.
Book ISBN: 9780134024554 
Workbook ISBN: 9780134010731 

Books are available through the university bookstore. Search on their web site using the course code CEEM 0301.

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Course Overview

The course includes didactic instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in a variety of settings. Lecture and laboratory experiences are coordinated with clinical experiences.Each student is expected to complete 20 hours of clinicals in addition to the 140 hours of classroom commitment. The EMS education training courses give students fundamental skills and intense training to prepare them for the National Registry Exam. After completing the course and passing the NRE, students will be qualified to provide emergency care in a pre-hospital setting to their level of certification. Students enrolled at Cedarville may be awarded three semester hours each toward general electives for EMT by the Registrar's Office when the certificate is presented.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will be able to define and practice the role of the EMT in the health care delivery system.
  • Students will understand and apply anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in the assessment and therapy of critically ill and injured persons.
  • Students will develop skills in rapid assessment, interpretation of data, and therapeutic intervention of the ill or injured persons.
  • Students will perform technical skills competently, including Basic Cardiac Life Support, patient transportation, communication, and documentation.
  • Students will assume responsibility for continued growth and self-improvement.

Admission Requirements

  1. Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
  2. Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Must have a TOEFL score of 79 on the internet-based test if English is not the student's primary language.
  3. Have no previous felony convictions.
  4. Be at least 18 years of age at the end of the course, in accordance with OAC 4765-8-01. 
  5. Be able to lift 50 pounds.
  6. Be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  7. Any student carrying over 16 hours must have their advisor's signature on the application form.
  8. A physical must be completed prior to the start of class, including two MMR or titer, a current flu shot, two-step TB test, two Varicella or titer, and Hepatitis B series of shots. The EMS Education Health History and Physical form must be used to report this information. (see "After Applying") Any student that fails to complete this by the first day of class will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  9. A background check must be completed prior to the start of class through Cedarville University's Campus Safety office. (see "After Applying")

This course is rigorous and may be offered several times during the year. Although incoming freshmen are welcome, we encourage them to take the course after one semester of study.

A student cannot be kept from taking the course because of academic concerns, however the student may receive the recommendation that he/she not take the course at this time. It is highly advisable that the student take this recommendation seriously.

In addition to registering online, students must complete an application which is required by the State (see link below). The application may be completed, saved to a file, and sent by email or it may be printed and mailed to:

Cedarville University
Center for Lifelong Learning
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314

Enrollment will remain open until the registration deadline, when payment is due. Any payments after this deadline will incur a $35 late fee.No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. If a student wishes to withdraw, they must do so no later than one week before the class begins, in which the course fee (minus a $35 processing fee) will be refunded.

A confirmation of the class meeting time and room location will be emailed to the student the week before the class begins. The course fee must be paid by the first day of class. A student will not be permitted to begin classes if the course fee is not paid.

There will be no course fee refund after class has been in session for 16 class hours. A ten percent administrative fee will be deducted from the remaining course fee. Students dismissed from the program will forfeit all money paid.

Course Application

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will need the following:

Medical paperwork

Must be reported on the EMS physical form . Due the first day of class.

  1. current physical and two step TB test - no more than 6 months old when the class begins
  2. flu shot - current for the school year
  3. 2 MMR or titer
  4. 2 Varicella or titer
  5. Hepatitis B series

Physicals are available by appointment at University Medical Services. Contact them to set up an appointment . If a student chooses to use their own physician, they must have the EMS physical form completed by their physician.

Ohio background check

The background check must be scheduled no later than the first day of class.

  • A prior Ohio BCI background check will be acceptable if the EMS student has been a member of good standing of a fire or EMS agency and has had a BCI background check within one year of beginning clinicals. 
  • A resident of Ohio for at least 5 years  - need the BCI ($35)
  • Not a resident of Ohio for at least 5 years - need the BCI and FBI ($60) 
EMS students are required to use Campus Safety to obtain background checks. Call to schedule an appointment (937-766-7992). The results must go to Linda Chrystal. 

Your medical information and background check must be in our office by the first day of class or your registration will be canceled and your money refunded. The only exception is for the flu shot during fall semester. In that case, the due date for the flu shot will be announced in class.

Required supplies

  1. Textbook - correct edition; may be new or used
  2. Workbook - must be new
  3. Blood pressure cuff
  4. Stethoscope

Supplies may be purchased at the university bookstore.

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