Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician

EMTs work in the pre-hospital setting alongside Paramedics, Firefighters, and police. They must have a good driving record and pass a background check to volunteer or be employed as an EMT. Emergency Medical Technicians learn to manage, assess, and treat ill or injured patients both on scene and en-route to a medical facility. Clark College's Emergency Medical Technician course is for students that would like to pursue a career in the medical field with a focus on pre-hospital emergency care. 

To request information, please contact:

Welcome Center
Clark County Fire District 5
11606 NE 66th Street, Suite 103
Vancouver, WA 98662
(564) 397-2100

More about the course

The EMT course is a 12-credit/unit course taught in different modules that include lecture, laboratory, and field experience on an ambulance and fire engine.

Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the academic year. This course is not available during summer quarter/term. 

Preliminary Requirements:

We encourage students interested in the EMT course to review the minimum requirements listed below. The following requirements must be met and submitted to Clark County Fire District 5 one week prior to the first night of class. Please see CCFD5’s website for exact deadline and further instructions. 

  • Adult 17 years or older for eligibility to register for this course. Must be at least 18 before you can apply for a WA state EMT licensure. 
  • High school diploma or GED required to be licensed in the state of WA, however not required to be eligible to test for the NREMT. 
  • Copy of a medical level CPR card such as: American Heart Association BLS (card can be earned by taking HLTH 124 offered each term at Clark College). Emergency Care and Safety Institute for Healthcare Providers, Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers, or a CPR course for Professional Rescuers)
  • Copy of driver's license or passport.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization record (3-series) or waiver
  • MMR Immunization (twice in a lifetime or within the last 10 years) or waiver
  • Negative TB skin test or chest X-ray (valid within a year)
  • Washington State criminal background check (valid within six months before course start date). See Washington State Patrol website for directions on how to complete a background check: www.wsp.wa.gov

Course instruction takes place at Clark County Fire District 5. For more information please visit: Clark County Fire District 5
Clark County Fire District 5
11606 NE 66th Street, Suite 103
Vancouver, WA 98662
Phone: (564) 397-2100