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.


This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration.  The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Western Dakota Tech’s individual grant of $2,058,946 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.