Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in recognition of symptoms of illness and/or injury and proper procedures for emergency care. Successful students of the EMT B course are eligible to sit for the national Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. State certification and national testing fees will apply. They are also eligible to enter Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic training, which provides opportunity for career advancement, higher pay, and greater responsibility in providing emergency health care.
ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment entry level positions with ambulance companies and in hospital emergency rooms. Opportunities for full or part time employment in emergency medical services are available to qualified applicants.
To be able to sit for the national exam students must:
A. Be 18 years old
B. Complete EMT 251 with a "C" or better
Fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice may be required. Some local healthcare agencies require background check and urine drug screen prior to clinical placement.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES:
EMT 251 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 4 Units
For more information, contact Shelli Giles at 737-6266.