Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Health and Public Services Guided Pathway Division


Emergency Medical Technician (FTEC 144 - 6.5 units)
In this course, students will study through lecture, role-play, simulations, field work, and hands-on practical training, the basic skills necessary for the assessment, rescue, immediate treatment, and transport of the urgently ill or injured person. Course content emphasizes emergency scene size-up, situational awareness, identifying and correcting life-threatening conditions, utilizing appropriate rescue techniques, and developing a systematic approach for providing pre-hospital care and safe transportation.

Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Possession of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) certification or BLS for Prehospital Providers (PHP) certification. Must be issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross and not expired less
than six months from the start date of class.

Note A: Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification will be checked the first day of class for admission. Students successfully completing this course with an average grade of B or above will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) written exam within two years.
Note B: Students pay fees for this course for a background check. Proof of immunizations is required to complete hospital and ambulance field work and include MMR, Tdap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B. Must provide TB results (two PPD skin tests 1-3 weeks apart).

Course Catalog (PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information:

Alex Rodrigues 
EMT Program Director

Noe Lopez
Clinical Coordinator

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