This program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level. The program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a firefighter, emergency care technician at a hospital and Ambulance driver or attendant. It is also for those individuals who are planning on attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as RN, PA or MD as an enhancement for the competitive application process for those professions. The course fulfills Title 22 Guidelines and State Health and Safety Code for EMT -B certification. Successful course completion required to take National Registry of EMTs Exam which is required for certification in any California county.
Students will also participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical observations in a local ER and/or ambulance ride-along.
Course features classroom lectures and extensive hands-on training including:
• Emergency patient care
• Basic human anatomy and physiology needed to perform a patient assessment
• Recognition of a patient in cardiac arrest
• CPR using an AED
• Identifying and managing OB-GYN emergencies
• Triage and transportation of patients in major disasters
This 170-hour course will be offered on weekday evenings and selected Saturdays over two quarters.
Winter / Spring 2020 (XLRN 815.EMT-004)
Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm (1/9-6/5, except 3/19 & 3/26)
Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm (1/11, 2/1, 2/22, 3/7, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 6/6)
Spring / Summer 2020 (XLRN 815.EMT-005) (Enrollment opens early on 10/28/19)
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm (3/31-9/8 except 6/9 & 6/16)
Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm (4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/30, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22)
*Above dates subject to change.
EMT CPR Requirement
Per California Code of Regulations Title 22, EMT Program Requirements, all EMT students are required to provide documentation that they have completed CPR training equivalent to the current American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the Healthcare Provider level BEFORE the first day of class.A qualifying course must :
- Provide training in “Basic Life Support/BLS” and/or be designed for “Healthcare Professionals”
- Provide training in adult, child and pediatric CPR
- Be valid through the end of the EMT course
Caution: "Heart Saver" CPR Certification is NOT acceptable as these courses are designed for laypersons and not healthcare professionals.
Acceptable local CPR training is available at the following locations:
American Red Cross - 2707 State St, Santa Barbara
Code 3 Life Support Education - 320 S Kellogg Ave, Ste e3, Goleta
Safety Matters Certified Training - 4141 State St, Santa Barbara
UCSB PaCE – 2166 Kerr Hall, UCSB
Additional Course Costs
In addition to course tuition, there are other required expenses necessary to successfully complete the EMT Certification Course.
Approximate EMT Course Costs:
• CPR Certification (Healthcare Provider) - $45 to $90 (if needed)
• Text, EMT Flipped Classroom - $282 (digital only) or $390 (hard copy and digital text)
• Student medical kit - $85
• CastleBranch Subscription - $98 (includes: Background check, Drug test, Medical document manager etc.)
Approximate additional cost to complete EMT course if one has already met CPR requirement: $464.
There may be additional charges based on test results/vaccine compliance.