Emergency Medical Technology - EMT

Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

This program prepares students to function as certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Training topics include the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. This program is conducted in compliance with Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2 of the California Code of Regulations and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A "C" or better is required to obtain a course completion certificate.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EMT 110 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Didactic 6
EMT 111 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Practicum 1
Total Units: 7

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Documentation of current American Heart Association CPR Basic Life Support certification. No other form of CPR certification is accepted. Students must be present and provide a copy of the AHA CPR certification on the first day of the course. Not open to students with current NREMT or California State certification or licensure as an EMT, EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT or paramedic.

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Verification of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification. No other form of CPR certification is accepted. Students must be present and provide a copy of the AHA CPR certification on the first day of the course. Not open to students with current NREMT or California State certification or licensure as an EMT, EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT or paramedic.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries.
  • apply emergency medical care based on assessments and findings.
  • demonstrate proper procedures in lifting, moving, and positioning a patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  • utilize communicating, transporting, and record keeping skills.

Career Information

Emergency Medical Technicians operate in a variety of settings from public emergency services, private industry and health care facilities. EMT employment varies from community to community and is considered a growing occupation within the Allied Health professions.