The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician program is to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to be prepared for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification examination.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as an entry-level emergency healthcare team member and provider of emergency care. Upon successful completion of this one semester program, the student will be prepared for the two part National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification examination (providing all other requirements are met and the student is at least 18 years of age at the time of the examination). A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card and clearance of health appraisal, background check, and drug screening is required prior to clinical rotations and for continued enrollment in the course. Formerly HS M24.
*It is highly recommended that the most current text book of EMERGENCY CARE by Limmer and O’Keefe be brought to the 1st class meeting.*
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the clinical site partners' contractual requirements, you MUST be 18 years old by the start of the class. There are no exceptions.**
HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT (805) 378-1433
Dr. Carol Higashida, Phone (805) 378-1459
Interim Health Sciences Coordinator/EMT Director
Christina Lee, Phone (805) 378-1433
Emmanuel Godinez, Dan Kost, Kristen Shorts