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Emergency Medical Services Program


Contact Information:

Patrick Dibb, Professor, EMT

Office Phone (714)564-6838

Department (714)564-6825

Office Location Russell Hall, R-105


Emergency Medical Technician
All on-campus EMT classes are taught by the Nursing Department and can be found in the college class schedule under Emergency Medical Technician 101 (basic course), 102 (transition), 105 (skills lab), 111 (recertification course).

Fire Technology students are required to successfully complete a National Registry EMT course, pass the NREMT EMT Basic exam and obtain California EMT certification through a local EMSA prior to entering the academy. When there are EMT recertification classes scheduled within one semester, they are listed on our information line at 714-538-0386. *(Basic Fire Academy graduates should also contact their Fire Academy EMT Instructor.)

General Information for Fire EMT:


* EMT 101 (Basic) is paired with EMT 102 (Transitions) and EMT 105 (Skills) for completion in one semester. The three courses are 10 units. Upon successful completion of all three courses at 80% and passing skills testing, the student will receive a Course Completion. The student who receives a Course Completion is eligible to take the National Registry test for the State of California EMT certification. Then the successful student must take documentation of passing the NREMT EMT Basic exam to the local EMSA to complete certification.

Information for On Campus Nursing EMT:

All on campus EMT classes are listed in the college’s class schedule. They are certified by the Orange County Emergency Medical Services Agency with classes leading to National Registry EMT Basic testing eligibility. Specific criteria for certification and fees are available from the Nursing/EMT Department above, or the Orange County EMS Agency at 714-834-3500.

Additional Information: 714-534-0386
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