College of Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Services Training Certification

Sponsored by Arcadia University’s Department of Public Health and the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification prepares students and community members to pursue advanced degrees, secure health care careers, and sit for the emergency medical (EMT) board examination.

  • Become a nationally certified EMT.
  • Earn a certificate that complements and distinguishes your Public Health degree.
  • Build your portfolio and connect with local agencies for job placements.
  • Develop clinical skills no matter your level of expertise.


The total cost for EMT program participants is $750. Classes are taught full-time in the summer:

Summer 2019 Schedule

7/22/2019 to 8/23/2019 
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Students can also enroll in an optional 4-credit, 2-week Public Health course on the intersections between public health and emergency management. Students will pay the current rate for a 4-credit course if enrolled in this supplementary course. 


National Certification

The EMS certification program uses standard curriculum provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Classes will be taught by Montgomery County Department of Public Safety staff.

Participants are expected to complete the EMT training.