- 98% First time Pass Rate on the NREMT Written Exam
- New, state-of-the-art skills lab
- SmartMan Technology to define quality in a clear, objective, and scientific way
- Blended online and in-person instruction
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 the National Registry of EMTs exam which is required for certification in any California county.
The 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 178-hour course will be offered on weekday evenings and selected Saturdays over 20 weeks (two 10-week quarters) or summer intensive over 10 weeks.
Current EMT Course Section Schedules
EMT CPR Requirement
Per the California Code of Regulations Title 22, EMT students must complete a CPR training equivalent to the current American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the Healthcare Provider level.
A qualifying course must:
- Provide training in “Basic Life Support/BLS”, or be designed "for Healthcare Professionals” or "Professional Rescuers"
- Include care for adults, children, and infants
- Be valid through the end of the EMT course
- Be completed BEFORE the start of the EMT course
Important: "Heart Saver" CPR Certification is NOT acceptable as these courses are designed for laypersons and not healthcare professionals.
Acceptable Local CPR Training
The EMT XLRN 815.EMT, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification Course does not result in EMT Certification or Certificate issuance. Pursuant to the CA Code of Regulations, Title 22, successful completion of this course permits one to sit for both the psycho-motor and written EMT certification exams given by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Students successfully completing both of these exams will be issued EMT certification by the NREMT. After receipt of NREMT certification, the student may apply for State EMT Certification in any state.