Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Centralia College offers an EMT training program annually, typically starting in January.

EMTEmergency Medical Technicians evaluate and treat ill and injured patients on scene or en route to a medical facility. They administer health services, treat injuries, and respond to medical emergencies.

Centralia College's Emergency Medical Technician course is for students who wish to pursue a career in emergency care. 

Registration & Course Information

Registration for the annual EMT class typically opens in November. By request, application packets are mailed out in late October. To request an application packet, contact the Career and Technical Education office at 360-623-8963.

The EMT class is 12 credits and typically runs from January to June. The class is held in the evenings and on some weekends. Specific dates will be announced in late October.

Registration is on a fist-come, first-serve basis.

Note: Anyone with sponsorship through a fire or police department or who is an active member with an ambulance or aid vehicle service will have priority registration over non-sponsored students.

Employment for Emergency Medical Technicians is in demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Emergency Medical Technician jobs growing at a rate of 15 percent with a median wage estimated at $22.41 per hour. 

  • There are no prerequisite courses.
  • You do not need to be a Centralia College student.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age within one year of the completion date.
  • Although the college does not require a COVID-19 vaccination, our medical partners do. You MUST be vaccinated for Covid-19 to take this class.


Career & Technical Education
Tech (TEC) Building, Room 114