Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; Candidates must be 18 years of age by the last day of the program and have the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic; Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).

Due prior to going on clinical: Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide health insurance documentation will not be eligible for the required clinical/internship portion of the program (this is the responsibility of the student). Students shall be required to register with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services Certification System during orientation. This includes a criminal background check. Students with a criminal history may not be eligible for state or national EMT certification (included in tuition). Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and Hepatitis B series (this is the responsibility of the student). 

In partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services, Atlantic Cape Community College is proud to provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course. This course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as an entry-level prehospital health care provider. This program will enable successful candidates with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions available throughout the State of New Jersey and other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts, and bike teams.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2021 National EMS Education Standards and the 2021 National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting and exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards.

Students completing course requirements will earn certificates in CPR, I-100, I-800, I-200 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness, and WMD Awareness.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 6 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

Note: Students failing to clear a criminal background check and failure to provide proof of insurance documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program. 

EMTC-501 (278 hours: 108 classroom/lab, 10 clinical, Online (Maximum 160 hours) 
Cost: $2,695 (Tuition: $2,260, Materials: $400, Campus Safety Fee: $25, 
Registration Fee: $10) 

Section AW01: Worthington Atlantic City Campus 
Monday and Wednesday, beginning May 20 (ends August 28) 6-10 p.m.

Long-term overview
  • Apply for Admission Here
  • Begin completing your prerequisites and submit them.
    Each program has different prerequisites that must be met before registering. Refer to the program description for more information.
  • Register for your program.
    Full payment or a payment plan is required at the time of registration.
Still have questions? Contact us at workforce@atlanticcape.edu or 609.343.5655