Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Climbing the Ladder: Programs for First Responders

Ambulance

Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with our EMT program. EMT’s are front-line, entry-level healthcare providers. As an EMT, you may work in a variety of environments: transporting patients between facilities, responding to emergency calls, in a hospital emergency room, and anywhere else first responders are required.

ENMU-Ruidoso is pleased to offer two certificate of occupational training programs and an Associate

of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services. The Basic Emergency Medical Technician and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician are one semester programs. The Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year program.

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-Basic)

Certificate of Occupational Training

This EMT-B certification level is the foundation level for all emergency medical responders. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT licensing examination.

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Certificate Program
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
EMT-Basic Certificate Pathway
EMT Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

 


Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (AEMT)

Certificate of Occupational Training

Ambulance with Lights On

Students who have completed the EMT-Basic program are eligible for this program, which builds on the skills from the basic course and affords students clinical rotations as well as didactic and lab work. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Advanced EMT (AEMT) licensing examination.

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Certificate Program
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
EMT-Advanced Certificate Pathway
Advanced EMT Gainful Employment Disclosure

 


Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science

EMS Spring 2017The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is intended to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a service provider at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) level. In addition, this degree pathway prepares student to continue training in the field of EMS and attain both a certification as a Paramedic and a four-year bachelor’s degree in EMS within the state.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Perform the duties of an EMT-B or AEMT in both clinical and operational settings.
  • Identify and treat life-threatening conditions according to both national and state standards of care.
  • Attain employment as an EMS provider in New Mexico.

Students have the option of transferring to a four-year university for a bachelor’s degree in Paramedicine, Emergency Services, or Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

 To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Emergency Medical Services AAS
EMS Associate of Applied Science Degree Pathway
Emergency Medical Services Crosswalk (credit for prior learning)

 

Additional links for EMS programs:
EMS Immunization Program Requirements
EMS Pre-Admission Information

Emergency Medical Services Career Links

Medical/Accidental Injury Insurance Notice:  ENMU-Ruidoso does not provide medical insurance for students. ENMU-Ruidoso students are encouraged to obtain their own medical insurance for any illness, accident or injury that might occur during the span of this course. Visit www.healthcare.gov to shop for, compare costs and coverage benefits, and enroll in insurance coverage.

For more information you may contact an EMS advisor at ruidosoadvising@enmu.edu
or contact the Success Emporium at 575-315-1120.