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Emergency Medical Technology

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: January 1, 2021

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.