Emergency Department Technician

An Emergency Department Technician assesses and manages a wide range of emergency conditions including respiratory, genitor-urinary, and cardiac emergencies. They also assist in wound care and the application of orthopedic splinting devices. Also necessary is familiarization with specialized medical equipment and the ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel, the patient, and the patient’s family in emergency situations.

Certificate of Accomplishment

This certificate has a total of 52 credits and is usually completed in four quarters. It prepares participants for mid-level positions in emergency rooms.

See the full Certificate of Achievement curriculum.


  • Acceptance to Bellevue College as a credit student
  • Basic computer skills and access to a computer with Internet access is highly recommended
  • Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 for advanced classes
  • Completion of Foundation and Program courses


Foundation Courses
AHE 100 Introduction to Healthcare5 Cr.
AHE 110 Medical Terminology5 Cr.
AHE 120 Safety for Healthcare2 Cr.
AHE 130
- OR -
BIOL 108
Human Systems
- - -
Human Biology
5 Cr.
- - -
6 Cr.
AHE 140
- OR -
CMST 280
Professional Relations in Healthcare
- - -
Intercultural Communication
5 Cr.
HLTH 145 Wellness for Healthcare3 Cr.
Technology Courses
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials5 Cr.
Program Courses
AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy5 Cr.
AHEP 100 Introduction to Pharmacology3 Cr.
AHEE 120 Emergency Department Skills3 Cr.
AHEE 122 Emergency Department Diagnostics3 Cr.
AHEE 124 Emergency Department Procedures3 Cr.
AHEE 128 Emergency Department Practicum5 Cr.


52 Cr.


Career Opportunities

The job of emergency department technician is a mid-level position.

Course Scheduling

The job of emergency department technician is a mid-level position.