EMT Program

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic


The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic course at Jersey City Medical Center is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the emergency medical services and the treatment of the sick and injured. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-B, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the JCMC Care System EMT-Basic program focuses on honing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the pre-hospital setting. Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care, and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the JCMC EMT-Basic student will learn to respond to. Additional focus topics will include, scene and personal safety issues, ambulance operations, topographical anatomy, lifting and moving techniques, basic pharmacology, and street survival for the pre-hospital care provider. All of these topics are presented in an exciting and challenging format that will require students to be dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. Students should also be open to performing hands-on skills and working as a team. As medical professionals, and part of the healthcare continuum, JCMC EMT-Basic students are educated and expected to perform their duties in a prompt, professional manner, and in such a way that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services profession.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the EMT-Basic course are established on a yearly basis. Tuition may be covered by the State for those individuals who can verify membership in a volunteer first aid squad. Proper documentation is required for verification of volunteer status.

Admission Requirements

General requirements for application to the JCMC EMT-Basic program are as follows:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age
  • A current Healthcare Provider level CPR course completion card
  • A completed application form

Pre-Requisite Requirements

All candidates who apply to the JCMC EMT-Basic program must have completed a Healthcare Provider/Professional level CPR course.
Please contact the JCMC EMS office for available courses.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the JCMC EMS office or the EMT-Basic Program Director:
EMT-Basic Program Director
Jersey City Medical Center
Emergency Medical Services – Training Center
415 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

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