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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

interested in becoming an EMT?

Due to Covid-19, the anticipated start date is October 2020. 

Emergency Medical Technician

Learn the emergency care and transportation skills utilized by EMTs in accordance with the California Administration Code. Training includes but is not limited to: EMS Systems and operations, principles of pharmacology, patient assessment, airway management, shock and resuscitation, medical emergencies, trauma injuries, BLS / CPR / basic life support certification, and documentation. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination.

The course includes a minimum of 24 hours of ambulance ride-alongs.

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program objectives

  • Teach and support students in acquiring the skills required to perform the duties of an emergency medical technician, following the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Basic, the National EMS Education Standards, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National EMS Practice Analysis. 
  • Train students in all aspects of the industry enabling them to make appropriate employment decisions relating to emergency medical services, such as EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced, emergency room technician, and/or applying for entry level positions in fire departments, law enforcement, and private security agencies. 
  • Prepare students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination for EMT-Basic leading to local EMT certification. 

Program requirements for graduation

Classroom & Externship:

  • Meet the minimum attendance requirements.
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments.
  • Maintain at least an 80% on skills, assignments, and assessments.
  • Pass the mid-terms and final examinations with a minimum of 80%.
  • Master NREMT required skill competencies.
  • Successfully complete required clinical experience.

Classes Begin  October 2020

program information

High School Diploma or GED, health insurance, updated vaccinations, and completed health verification form.

Starts October 2020
6:30pm-9:30pm T-W-TH  (Subject to change)

Tuition: $1,632 - includes uniforms, & textbooks

  • Complete Online Orientation.

  • Set up doctor appointment (physical or virtual) to complete Health Verification form and get vaccinations if needed. 

  • Make an ASAP account, if needed.

  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.

  • Pay for the program:

    1. Pay using ASAP.

    2. If a payment plan is desired, call 925-685-7340, ext. 6730, to make appointment to enroll, set up plan, make first payment, and sign enrollment agreement. 

job outlook

In Contra Costa County, employment for EMTs is expected to increase by 37.6% in the next 5 years. The current median wage for entry-level EMTs is $19.35 per hour. (Source: California Employment Development Department).