What Will I Learn?

  • Recognize and perform in the role, function, and responsibilities of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in both the emergency care and operational aspects of EMT’s in the health care delivery system as defined by the Idaho Bureau of EMS, and the National Registry of EMT’s
  • Safely demonstrate competency in patient assessment and in skills as referenced to the current National EMS Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Idaho Training Standards
  • Use effective communication skills in written and verbal situations
  • Apply legal and ethical principles in a variety of situations
  • Recognize and properly respond to the affective needs of the patient
  • Demonstrate competence in the use and care of the equipment required for optimum patient care and safety


This course is a laboratory study of the National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician including: Preparatory, Pharmacology, Assessment, Airway, shock and Resuscitation, Medical Emergencies, Trauma, Special Patient Population and EMS Operations.

This course must be taken simultaneously with the EMT-Basic course. 

EMT Basic: 144 hours + Clinical

Walk Away With

All courses are approved by the State of Idaho EMS Bureau and successful graduates, who received a grade of 75% or higher qualify to take the National Registry of EMT Certification exam.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anyone whether new to the workforce or those who have been in the workforce for years who are interested in beginning a new career in Emergency Medical Services, Fire, or public services.

Clinical Requirements

After placement into the program, students must obtain the following:

  • Current AHA Healthcare Provider Certification (Completed during course)
  • Show proof of current immunizations for the following:
    • Chicken Pox
    • Hepatitis B
    • MMR x 2
    • Polio
    • Seasonal flu vaccine
    • TB
    • Tdap
  • Pass a criminal background check (Instructions given during course)
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Students must be 17 years old by the time of the EMT certification exam

Basic EMT classes are offered each Spring and Fall semester.

Practical labs may be on the CSI Twin Falls campus or at arranged off-campus cohort sites.

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Instructor Bio

Devin Anderson
My name is Devin Anderson. I am the EMS Lead Instructor with the College of Southern Idaho. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and have spent the last 4 years teaching and testing EMS students for various programs and colleges. Over the course of my career I have spent time working in various roles for police, fire, and EMS agencies which has given me a holistic view of how emergency services agencies work together. When I am not working I love to spend time with my wife and our four rambunctious kids.