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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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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, and documentation. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination and may receive 8 credits toward Los Medanos College’s Fire Technology degree.

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


program objectives

  • Learn the skills required to perform the duties of an emergency medical technicians.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination.
  • Understand all aspects of the EMT industry including employment options. 

Program requirements for graduation

Classroom & Externship:

  • Attendance of 95%.
  • Complete 288 externship hours
  • Complete all assignments
  • Maintain at least an 80% on skills, assignments, and assessments
  • Master NREMT required skill competencies
  • Complete required clinical experience


  • Visual and hearing acuity
  • Ability to kneel, bend and lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time


  • Communicate effectively, including active listening
  • Function as an effective team member
  • Prioritize and sequence
  • Utilize critical thinking
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to handle stress

Classes Begin   March 3, 2020

program information

High School Diploma or GED, health insurance, updated inoculations, and CPR/BLS training required before enrolling.

March - July 2020
6:30pm-9:30pm T-W-TH   

Tuition: $1,700 - includes uniforms, & textbooks

  • Register and complete CTEC Orientation and CTEC Assessment (2 separate, free classes). 
  • Set up doctor appointment to complete Health Verification form and get inoculations if needed. 
  • Return all paperwork to Room C5.
  • Attend Orientation to Health Careers (no charge).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
  • Complete paperwork (pick up and return to room C5).
  • Enroll in the program after all admission requirements are completed.
    1. If paying in full, enroll with secretary in Room C5 and sign enrollment agreement.
    2. If 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

EMTs, in the East Bay Area for 2019 made an average wage of $36,034 annually, or $17.33 hourly.  

Jobs for EMTs are expected to increase by 37.6 percent over the next 10 years.

(From: Labor Market Info)