About our EMT-B courses:
Approved by the San Diego County EMS Agency for training and CE provider.
What is an EMT-Basic?
An Emergency Medical Technician EMT-B is a trained individual who provides basic life support at the scene of a medical emergency to prevent further injury after the initial incident. The EMT-B maintains necessary body functions of the victim prior to the arrival of advanced life support units and during transport to the nearest hospital.
What qualifications are necessary to be an EMT-Basic?
You must be in good mental and physical condition and be at least 18 years of age. Be free of conviction of any felony or misdemeanor offense in California or in any other state or place, including entering a plea of nolo contendere or no contest and, including any conviction which has been expunged under Penal Code Section 1203.4. If you have questions regarding this issue, please contact the San Diego Emergency Medical Services at (619) 285-6429 for more information.
Tuition is now $46.00/unit for all credit courses. The cost of books can range from $90 to $120. There is also a one-time materials fee of $20.00 for this course.
Upon successful completion of this course you will earn an EMT-Basic Completion Certification which allows you to take the National Registry EMT-1. Upon passing that practical written portions of this exam, you will be able to earn a state EMT-1 certificate and be employed in the county.
Tuition is now $46.00/unit for all credit courses. The cost of books can range from $90 to $120. There is also a one-time materials fee of $40 for this course.
NOTE: To participate in the 8 hours required of Clinical observation time, you may be required to have a flu shot and/or H1N1 vaccine. Be warned that if you choose not to have these injections, your required clinical time may be cancelled and therefore you will not successfully complete the EMT course.
For further information about the Emergency Medical field contact:
Mary J. Reed, Academic Department Assistant