Emergency Medical Technician Training at American National University

Why American National University?

  • Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
  • Personal attention – You're not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
  • Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
  • Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
  • Alumni benefits – Our support doesn't end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher² courses available throughout your career.

Emergency Medical Technican (EMT) Program

The American National University Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program highlights the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals who wish to obtain state or national certification as an EMT.

What do EMTs do?

  • EMTs answer the call for help by delivering life-saving medical care.
  • They frequently are the first responder on the scene of a rapidly unfolding, often chaotic emergency situation.
  • Typically represent the difference between a patient's survival or recovery and a lessthan-desirable outcome.

An emergency situation is part of a constantly changing environment and that provides for unique experiences. An EMT is an initial entry-level Emergency Medical Services position. EMTs are provided basic training for a limited scope of practice.

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

Prepare for Industry Relevant Certifications

Graduates of the ANU EMT program will qualify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) EMT examination. As a certified EMT, you will be prepared for entry-level employment working for police and fire departments, rescue squads; private ambulance services; and hospitals.

As a student in the Emergency Medical Technology program, you will learn:

  • Lifesaving procedures like CPR.
  • How to properly use medical equipment.
  • How to apply preparatory aspects of emergency care.
  • How to perform patient assessments.
  • Effective ways to manage medical and trauma patients.
  • How to perform field operations.

Campuses with EMT Program

  • Pikeville, KY
  • Roanoke Valley, VA


American National University and National College are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award the degree levels outlined below. This institution has been continuously accredited by ACICS since 1954.

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