Program Description

The Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician curriculum provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to seek employment with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the ill or injured at the scene of an accident or the onset of sudden illness and during transport to a medical care facility.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student is eligible to take NREMT examination for Emergency Medical Technician.

The Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician Program meets the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 22, for EMT Training.  The State of California and local EMS Agencies have additional requirements including State and Federal criminal background investigations for certification as an EMT in California.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop the necessary skills and knowledge in human anatomy and physiology for basic level prehospital care.

  2.  Differentiate diagnostic signs and interpretations of sudden illness and injuries for basic level prehospital care.

  3. Demonstrate the necessary skills and procedures of basic emergency rescue and care.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 6.5

Required Courses

  • EMED 101A – Emergency Medical Technology (6.5)

Catalog Year
This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.

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