Course Description

UCSB's EMT Certification course is currently waiting for final Santa Barbara County approval. Please use the "Request Information" button on the right side of this page to be added to our contact list for immediate notification when courses are scheduled for enrollment.

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.


This 170-hour course will be offered on Thursday evenings and selected Saturdays and 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


Students will also participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical observations in a local ER and/or ambulance ride-along.

Coming soon!  We are planning to offer this course in the near future. Please click on Request Information below that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.