The EMT is the first career-level certification program in EMS. This 176 hour program, 128 hours of classroom experience, 24 hours Emergency department experience, 24 hours of ambulance ride time. This course prepares the student for work in fire departments and ambulance services. Many individuals take this course for personal knowledge or to enhance their marketability in other jobs. Skills include treatment of wounds and fractures, basic airway management, and automated defibrillation. Those who complete the course are eligible for National Registry of EMT testing.