Paramedic Team

WDT offers classes to prepare you for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Exam!

Get on the healthcare pathway by taking classes at WDT to prepare for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Exam. Students will gain instruction and hands-on practice in all aspects of emergency medical care at the Emergency Medical Technician level in accordance with the National Registry and the Department of Transportation guidelines. Classes are offered to WDT students and the general public. Take the classes as part of the Paramedic program or individually as a test preparation method for half the price. Either way you’ll be ready for the EMT Exam!

This training program focuses on care of life-threatening conditions, care of non-life threatening situations, and other issues related to the care of the sick or injured. The EMT is responsible for providing or continuing the initial care and transporting the patient to the hospital in an ambulance.  Students opting to become licensed in the State of South Dakota will need to register and pay for the National Registry Exam separately.

The job outlook in this field is very good. In South Dakota, positions for Emergency Medical Technicians are expected to grow by 15.3% by the year 2020. EMT training will prepare you for an advanced degree in Paramedic or Fire Science.


Classes offered:

EMT105 Emergency Medical Technician (6 credits)

EMT105L Emergency Medical Technician Lab (3 credits)


For more information contact Admissions at admissions@wdt.edu or (605) 718-2565.

For information about financial aid availability contact finaid@wdt.edu or (605) 394-4034.