Prepare for Emergency Medical Technician Certification
The Emergency Medical Technician program is a semester-long program that is designed to prepare you for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) in the state of California. It is a rigorous course with an overall focus on the pre-hospital phase of emergency care.
Emergency Medical Technology certificate consists of two courses (total 6.5 units). (EMMED 101A) is a six-unit lecture/laboratory course and the co-requisite (EMMED 101C) a 0.5 unit lab/field course offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
Course Preparation: Before registering for the course, we strongly recommend you have a valid AHA CPR/Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Card. However, CPR content and certification will be obtained by the end of the course. Additionally it is advisable to have proof of current immunizations, including influenza vaccination, COVID - 19 vaccination, and proof of a negative tuberculosis screening test (within the last year).
Course Description: Selected topics in human anatomy and physiology. Diagnostic signs and interpretations of illness and injuries. Development of skill in procedures of emergency rescue and care. Preparation for certification for Emergency Medical Technician 1. Scope of practice not to exceed requirements as outlined under Title 22. Minimum grade of a C is required for Certificate of Completion.
Lecture: Will include selected topics in anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, and emergency care.
Lab: We cover over 50 separate skills relating to emergency care during the semester. You must demonstrate proficiency in each skill.
Course Requirements and Supplies: You will be responsible for submitting a health questionnaire and obtaining our textbooks, syllabus packet, uniform and required equipment.
Program Completion: This one semester certificate program is designed to prepare you for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) in the state of California. It is a rigorous course in which the overall focus will be the pre-hospital phase of emergency care. Receiving a certificate of completion makes you eligible to take the state certification exam for EMT-1. Minimum grade of “C” is required for certificate of completion.
There are no additional application requirements for the EMT Course. Just complete the application and enrollment steps to attend PCC, and register for EMMED 101A and the co-requisite EMMED 101C course
All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis as determined by student registration priority.