Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Theory

EMT Basic Theory is one of three required courses preparing the student for an entry-level career in Emergency Medical Services. Instruction will exceed the cognitive objectives of the National EMS Education Standard for Emergency Medical Technician and incorporate the New Mexico EMT Basic Scope of Practice. Upon successful completion of the program of study, the student will be eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Cognitive Exam and New Mexico EMT Basic licensure.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Assignment, Online Course, Online Course Module, Presentation, Syllabus
Santa Fe Community College
Funding Source:
New Mexico EMT, New Mexico Joe, Safety and Wellness, The Human Body, Life Span Development, Lifting and Moving Patients, Pharmacology, Aeromedical, Terrorism Response, Disaster Management, Medical Terminology, Patient Assessment, Airway Management, Toxicology, Emergencies, Vehicle Extrication, Search and Rescue

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations -- Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (29-2041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Credential
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 Weeks.
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Date Quality Peer Review Rating Submitted:
Quality Note:
Quality-Matters certified instructional designer met with faculty and subject matter experts to develop and design the units.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Industry Standard Quality Rubric; Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Emergency Medical Services


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