Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Contact Info

Rusty Taylor
EMMS Instructor
214 Merchant Street Facility
Phone: 304-367-4718


Contact Info

Ben Tacy
Interem Program Coordinator 
214 Merchant Street Facility
Phone: 304-367-4501


Contact Info-Brian A. Floyd

Brian A. Floyd, CEC, CCE, MA
Dean - School of Human Services
Executive Director of Culinary Academy
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ACF Certified Culinary Educator
M.A. Marshall University
Room: ED 143
Phone: 304-367-4409
Email: brian.floyd@pierpont.edu



An EMT Basic functions as a primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The EMT is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The EMT provides basic life support, including patient assessment, airway management, use of the automatic defibrillator and assisting patients with taking some of their own medications. The EMT is responsible for driving the ambulance in a safe manner under all conditions. The EMT must have a thorough knowledge of the street, highway and addressing system in which he or she will be working. In organizations that provide advanced patient care, the EMT will work under the direction of a Paramedic and assume a support role. The EMT must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. The EMT must be dedicated to continued learning through continuing education and maintenance of licensures and certifications.

The EMT must be confident and accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position. The EMT must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The EMT must be able to function at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing. The EMT must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position. Good judgment is essential, along with knowledge and technical skills. The EMT must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to situations with violence and emotional instability in multicultural settings. The EMT must possess critical reasoning skills and be capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Self motivation is essential

EMT Basic - 7 credit hours, meets every Tues & Thurs. from 1800-2200

Recommended skills set in addition to EMT B

Hazardous Materials Operations 3 credit hours

Principles of Extrication 1 credit hour

Emergency Vehicle Driving 1 credit hour

This is the feeder course for EMT Intermediate and Paramedic

Successful completion of our state approved EMT Basic course allows a student to obtain Certification.  Certification means that you have met the standards of the certifying body in credentialing.  Certification is recognized by employers, state licensing agencies, and the public as being tied to competency. 

In order to be certified students will:

Complete Pierpont's classroom portion of the class
Take a WV State Mid Term Exam
WV State Final
The National Registry EMT Written Exam
The National Registry Practical Exam. 

After successfully completing all of the steps student will be granted certification and be recommended to the ambulance industry.

Recommended Full Time Schedule:
EMMS 1103 EMT Basic 7 credit hours
EMMS 1115 Principles of Extrication 1 credit hour
EMMS 1116 Hazardous Material Operations 3 credit hours
EMMS 1117 Emergency Vehicle Driving 1 credit hour
HLCA 1170 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3 credit hours
HLCA 1171 Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory

1 credit hour

                                      Total 16 credit hours

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