COVID-19 INFORMATION (as of April 2, 2020):
Drexel University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide continued updates from Drexel University. Please visit https://drexel.edu/now/coronavirus/reponse/ for messages, updates and information.
THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY ENROLLING. We will continue to enroll this class until further notice. If SOCIAL DISTANCING/ISOLATION/QUARANTINE practices remain in use past JULY 1, 2020, we will contact all class registrants and inform of procedure. The first two weeks of this class MAY be held online, with a live EMS Instructor and attendance/participation will be mandatory. Ultimately, the Department of EMS is under the guidelines set forth by the NREMT office, the Pennsylvania DOH and Philadelphia Regional Office of EMS (PROEMS).
Please call (215) 762-3732 with pressing matters or questions.
Drexel University's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program (summer accelerated) is uniquely crafted for the college-aged and adult learner. Our program highlights hands-on practical experience and offers traditional lectures in the classroom, thress days per week. Skill sessions take place throughout the classtime. Class will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. This class is perfect for the learner looking for an accelerated EMT between school sessions. Students will have access to online interactive lectures, readings, and practice assignments allowing them to study in the comfort of their own home.Graduates are eligible to test and become both a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) and PA Department of Health EMT.
This program will prepare students to work for private or emergency ambulance services, as well as in-hospital and other health care settings. EMT training is beneficial for individuals looking to further enhance their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and medical school. EMT’s are not only employed by ambulance services, but they also function in dual roles for fire and police departments.
Drexel University's Department of Emergency Medical Services EMS educators are experienced instructors who are working EMS professionals and health care providers. Their valuable life experiences are brought into the classroom to give students a stronger understanding of the field.
Classes take place at Drexel’s Center City campus located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia. The ten hours of required clinical experience will take place in a local Emergency Room and/or local ambulances.
Drexel’s Department of Emergency Medical Services has a strong and long-standing working relationship with the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department as well as local emergency departments. The EMS Training Center continues in the path of prior Drexel programs.
EMS EDUCATION AT DREXEL COVERS:
Shock and Resuscitation
Techniques for assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers in performing ALS interventions
Please download our EMS Admission policies here.
EMT Course Entry Requirements
Students entering the Drexel University EMT program must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age at class orientation or first class event
- Be able to read and write English
- Review and be able to perform the functional job description for EMT
- Not have a criminal history
- Applicant will provide a PA State Police Criminal History Check (Patch program) and may be asked to provide an FBI Criminal History Summary Check
- Applicants coming from out of state must also provide a criminal background check from the state where they last resided
- If applicant has a positive history, PA-DOH approval will be required for continued course attendance
- Provide proof of a Child Abuse Clearance Check from the state or national level
- Complete a "New Provider Application" on the Pennsylvania EMS Registry System website. The link for a NEW PROVIDER APPLICATION is in the left margin of this page. Ensure that your "pop-up blocker" is disabled. Enter accurate information and PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT CLASS THAT YOU WISH TO ATTEND.
Please bring these items to EMT class orientation:
- PATCH Criminal Background Check
- Child Abuse Clearance Check
- Immunization paperwork/documentation
- FEMA Online Class (NIMS 100.c and 700.b) Certificates
- Hazmat (Safe Ressponse) class certiticate
The PENNSYLVANIA EMSRS New Provider Application must be submitted online PRIOR TO EMT class orientation.
Tuition and Fees
The following fee schedule shall apply for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The academic year is defined as any course, beginning on or after August I, through July 31 of the following year. Financial Aid is NOT AVAILABLE.
Drexel EMS Training Center Registration Fee
NOTE: THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE.
This fee covers your EMT equipment, book, EMT online curriculum and uniform shirt.
EMT Program Summer 2021
(NOTE: PRICE INCREASE IN FALL 2021)
($2050 starting July 2022)
|Drexel ID Fee (for non-Drexel University students):
FEES NOT PAID TO DREXEL:
PA State Police Criminal Check:
Child Abuse Clearance:
NREMT EMT Exam per attempt:
|Replacement fee for Clinical Uniform Shirt (if needed):