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EMT Course Descriptions

​​​​​​* 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.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician 101
Emergency Medical Technician
Unit(s): 7.0
Class Hours: 96 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider Card and EMT 105 with a minimum grade of C.
Basic course for EMT. Satisfies requirements for County/State EMS Authority. Prepares student to take O.C.E.M.S./ National Registry certifying exam for state certification.

Emergency Medical Technician 102
EMT Transition Series
Unit(s): 2.0
Class Hours: 32 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Emergency Medical Technician 101.
This course provides depth and breadth of foundational knowledge of the National EMS Education Standards de­rived from the National Scope of Practice Model for entry-level EMTs.
Emergency Medical Technician 105
Clinical EMT Skills Laboratory
Unit(s): 1.0
Class Hours: 48 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: EMT 101
Supervised use of skills lab through supplemental learning to assist the student in development of clinical competency and mastery of psychomotor skills as addressed in course EMT 101. Hours verified by instructor. Grade: Pass / No Pass Only. Open Entry / Open Exit.

Emergency Medical Technician 111
Recertification for EMT I-Basic
Unit(s): 2.0
Class Hours: 32 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Valid EMT I (Basic) certificate or equivilent within past two years. Valid CPR card: Health Care Provider.
Update emergency medical techniques, equipment, and EMSA policies. Meets state requirements for EMT-I Basic.
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