Overview

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is to provide students with academic and working knowledge to successfully pass the NREMT exam, and become state certified to provide basic life support patient care. This course not only provides the basic concepts of emergency care needed to function as an EMT, but will also be helpful for other healthcare fields.


The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) works directly with other EMS and First Responders to provide basic life support care to critically ill or injured patients. EMTs will also work in conjunction with a paramedic to provide advanced life support (ALS) .

As an EMT student you will learn to manage an airway using artificial devices, assess the severity of illness or injury, manage wounds and bleeding, immobilize fractures, perform CPR, utilize an automated defibrillator, and a host of other procedures. Recent curriculum changes at the national and state level allow EMTs to assist with the administration of some medications.


EMTs are entry-level EMS providers. They are essential in the EMS chain of survival. Additionally, one must become a certified EMT before entering the paramedic program

This Course Covers

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts
  3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam, which is  required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Suggested text and learning

We will be sending you a link to the JB learning website with a discount code and your course ID number.  This link is sent out three weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • Physical Textbook Optional
  • Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured  Navigate 2 Essentials Access
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Digital Supplement EMT 11E and FISDAP

All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet (with charger) to complete assignments – cellphones are not supported

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