As an Emergency Medical Technician ? Basic, you play a critical role in emergency response to urgent situations and events. As an EMT you will learn how to recognize abnormal physical conditions through analysis of diagnostic signs and symptoms. In addition you will learn how to care for persons with an illness or injury at the scene of an incident and throughout transport to a medical facility while providing critical information to advanced providers ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients. Basic EMT course is approximately 165 classroom hours and 35 clinical hours with a total of 200 course hours. The Basic EMT course consists of; patient assessment, airway management, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, infant through elderly assessment and care as well as pregnancy, childbirth, EMS operations and preparatory.