Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Certificate of Competence

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) plays a crucial role in providing essential life support, both basic and advanced, to patients in emergency situations before they reach the hospital. EMTs perform a wide range of functions, including establishing and maintaining airway passages, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), controlling hemorrhage, treating shock, immobilizing fractures, applying bandages to wounds, assisting in childbirth, managing patients with behavioral disorders, and initiating treatment for victims of poisoning and burns. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Registry Examination to become certified as EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate (I-85), and they can seek employment opportunities with ambulance services.

Degrees & Certificates

The EMT program is designed to prepare students to provide basic life support to patients. The tuition fee for all programs at Kapiʻolani Community College is $131 per credit, applicable to Hawaiʻi residents.

Certificate of Competence:
Emergency Medical Technician (15.6 credits) – Tuition: $2,044


The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program opens up exciting career opportunities in the field. Upon completion, graduates can pursue rewarding careers as Emergency Medical Technicians with ambulance services, playing a vital role in providing immediate medical assistance to those in need. There is a high demand for EMTs in Hawai‘i, offering abundant employment opportunities across the state. EMTs can make a meaningful impact on the well-being of individuals and communities through their invaluable service in emergency medical situations.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Emergency Medical Technician program