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Basic Certificates in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

18,503 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 448 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 32 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors

In 2018-2019, 18,503 earned their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). This makes it the 2nd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 18,503
Undergraduate Certificate 6,305
Associate’s Degree 3,710
Bachelor’s Degree 323
Master’s Degree 11
Graduate Certificate 5

Earnings of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). About 61.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 11,314
Women 7,189
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

The racial-ethnic distribution of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 407
Black or African American 1,026
Hispanic or Latino 3,661
White 11,913
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,439
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Basic Certificate Students

There are 448 colleges that offer a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
628 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) students seekinga basic certificate is Santa Rosa Junior College. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Santa Rosa Junior College awarded 628 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
399 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 33,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at College of Southern Nevada awarded 399 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
354 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Palomar College. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 354 basic certificates were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Palomar College. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

295 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Hillsborough Community College. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 295 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from HCC. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#5

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
284 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 14,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 284 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
265 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 265 basic certificates were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at FRCC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

263 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Truckee Meadows Community College. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Truckee Meadows Community College awarded 263 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 32% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Oxnard College

Oxnard, California
252 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Oxnard College. Each year, around 7,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Oxnard College awarded 252 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 19% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
213 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central New Mexico Community College. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 213 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from CNM. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#10

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
212 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Mesa Community College awarded 212 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#11

Crafton Hills College

Yucaipa, California
209 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Crafton Hills College. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 209 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from CHC. About 35% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
207 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 basic certificates were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Glendale Community College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

206 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Seminole State College of Florida. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 basic certificates were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Seminole State. About 27% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
205 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 33,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from South Texas College. Of these students, 36% were women and 91% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
203 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Valencia College awarded 203 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 31% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
200 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 basic certificates were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at BC. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#16

American Medical Academy

Miami, Florida
200 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is American Medical Academy. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at American Medical Academy awarded 200 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 18% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
199 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pima Community College. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 35% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Butte College

Oroville, California
198 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butte College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 people received their basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Butte College. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

198 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paradise Valley Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Paradise Valley Community College awarded 198 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 28% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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