Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Centralia College offers an EMT training program through Career & Technical Education.

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. 

Fall 2024 Course

Registration packets for Fall 2024 EMT can be dropped off anytime after July 8.

Course Details

5:30-10:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays and select Saturdays (TBD)
Southwest Washington Flexible Trades Center (FTC)
Centralia College Campus

How to Register

  1. Download and complete an EMT Registration packet.
  2. Bring it to the CTE Office at Centralia College (TEC 114, 301 S. King. St., Centralia). Detailed schedules and course information will be coming soon.

Note: Enrollment in the program without sponsorship is limited to spaces that remain after students with sponsorship have been enrolled. Individuals without sponsorship will not receive state certification until they becoming funcitoning members of one of the identified agences.

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.
  1. Students seeking initial EMT certification must complete an EMT training course and receive a certificate of completion. At this point, sponsorship or affiliation with an agency isn't required. 
  2. After completion of the course, students must successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). 
  3. Students must submit an Initial EMS Certification Application to the Washington State Department of Health, which includes EMT course certificate of completion, NREMT passing score, and proof of agency association/sponsorship. 
For more information, please visit the Washington State DOH website for EMS Provider Certification.


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