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Climbing the Ladder: Programs for First Responders

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 first-responders are required.

ENMU-Ruidoso is pleased to offer two Certificate of Occupational Training programs and an Associate Degree 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.

Click on the links below to view program requirements.

Certificate Program
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Certificate Pathway
EMT Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

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Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (AEMT)
Certificate of Occupational Training

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.

 

Click on the links below to view program requirements.

Certificate Program
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Pathway
Advanced EMT Gainful Employment Disclosure

Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS), a two year-program, in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) offered by ENMU-Ruidoso 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 certification as a Paramedic and four year bachelor’s degree in EMS within the state.

 

Students who complete the EMS AAS will be able to perform the duties of an EMT-B or AEMT in both clinical and operational settings. Students will be able to identify and treat life-threatening conditions according to both national and state standards of care and attain employment as an EMS provider in New Mexico.

 

EMS Basic Class, Spring 2017

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.

 

 Click on the links below to view program information.

Associates of Applied Science
Emergency Medical Services AAS
Emergency Medical Services Crosswalk (credit for prior learning)
Emergency Medical Services Program Pathway

 

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

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or contact Student Services at 575-257-2120 or 800-934-3668.