Program Description

The EMT curriculum provides the student with the necessary skills to seek employment with ambulance service companies as an Emergency Medical Technicians I-A. Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for patients at the scene of an accident or the onset of sudden illness and during transport to a medical care facility.

Upon completion of the EMT I-A curriculum the student will receive an Occupational Skills Certificate and is eligible to take the Los Angeles County examination for an Emergency Medical Technician I-A.

A grade of C or better must be achieved to receive an Occupational Skills Certificate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop the necessary skills and knowledge in human anatomy and physiology, diagnostic signs and interpretations of illness and injuries, and procedures of emergency rescue and care.

  2. Be able to provide emergency medical care at the scene of an accident, at the onset of sudden illness, and during transport to a medical facility.

  3. Be prepared to take the certification examination for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) for ambulance service companies, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments in California.


  1. Minimum age of 18.
  2. A completed health form evidencing good physical and emotional health including required immunizations.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 5

Required Courses

  • EMED 101A – Emergency Medical Technology (5)

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