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Emergency Medical Technology


Emergency Medical Services is an allied health specialty whose practitioners respond to emergencies before a patient reaches a hospital, rendering basic and advanced medical treatment before and during transport to a medical facility. Classroom, clinical and field internship training prepares Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies. The knowledge, skills and experience gained through a one semester program allows students to meet the responsibilities outlined in the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.

The goal of the ARC Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) program is to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital advanced life support within an organized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

The American River College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoEMSP)

Certificates Offered

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate