Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician

  • Experience the responsibilities of an Emergency Medical Technician by treating patient conditions utilizing a thorough understanding of the human body

  • Interact with patients, first responders, firefighters, and law enforcement

  • Explore your potential in health and safety careers such as firefighters, EMT/paramedics, police officers, and medical personnel 

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Emergency Medical Technician Career Tree:

Career Tree

Emergency Medical Technician Sequence of Courses:

  Career Awareness
Career Exploration
Career Preparation Career Training
Recommended Course Sequence Principles of Health Science
(1 credi
Health Science Theory
(1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology
(1 credit)
Practicum in Health
Science (EMT)
(2 credits)


Emergency Medical Technician Courses:

Principles of Health Science
This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry.

Health Science Theory
This course will foster hands-on exploration and increase student awareness of health care careers and skills needed to successfully prepare for the health care industry.

Anatomy & Physiology 
This course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students will study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. This course satisfies a high school science graduation requirement and will be included in the calculation of the weighted GPA.

Practicum in Health Science EMT (Internship)
This course is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills in order to become a Certified EMT. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of clinical locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. An examination for Emergency Medical Technician is required at the end of the course. All students enrolled in this course must attend a mandatory meeting in order to complete enrollment.

NISD Practicum in Health Science EMT Video


  • Health Science Theory - Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid
  • Practicum in Health Science EMT - Emergency Medical Technician, BLS CPR


What type of student should take these courses?

  • A student that loves science and math, enjoys figuring out problems, interacting with people or groups,
  • A student who wants to be a Healthcare provider in some capacity, self motivated, eager to learn, willing to collaborate as a team, 
  • Students in this pathway will be completing their internship at the Fire Department and the Emergency Room where they will be expected to use the skills they have learned on real patients. They are expected to interact with their patients at the level of their training and will complete 12-14 hour shifts. This is not an observation internship but rather an interactive internship.


Careers Related to Emergency Medical Technician:
Paramedic, Nurse, Physician, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Optometrist, Veterinarian, EKG Technician, Radiology Technician, Dental Hygienist, First Responder, Physician Assistant, Firefighter