Emergency Medical Services

Treasure Valley Community College is authorized and accredited by the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Professional Technical Education, the Oregon Health Division, and National Registry to offer EMT programs from First Responder through Advanced Emergency Medical Technician programs.

Our primary goal is to produce the best-trained EMS students at all levels in the Treasure Valley and our service area.  Other goals include providing rigorous training to prepare students to successfully pass State certifying examinations. 

This is a demanding program at all levels.  Our EMT Basic program is eligible for credit because it is part of the one-year Emergency Medical Technician Certificate and the first year of the paramedic transfer program.  At this time the Oregon Advance EMT or National Registry Advanced EMT course does not carry college credit because it is not a part of any degree program and is non-transferable.

The State Health Division (EMS Section) and/or the Department of Education/Professional Technical Division, and OSHA now require the following for admission to the program:

1.1     Provide proof of immunization for Hepatitis B or proof you are in process of completing vaccination series.

1.2     Provide proof of immunization for measles if you were born after December 31, 1956.

1.3     Provide proof that you have tested negative for Tuberculosis (current TB test within the last year)

1.4     College placement testing is required.

1.5     You will need a current Healthcare Provider CPR Card.  Classes are offered through TVCC.

1.6     You must have medical insurance and provide policy information.

1.7     Complete an application for admission to Treasure Valley Community College.

1.8     Submit a letter of Intent. Please describe briefly why you are seeking admission into the EMT program.

Click here for a PDF of the TVCC EMT Student Handbook which includes estimated costs for Oregon and Idaho.

For Question or more information please contact Sheryl Romans, Program Manager - Center for Business, Workforce and Community Learning (541) 881-5757 or sromans@tvcc.cc.