The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
You can use this to:
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020. There will continue to be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, EMTs and Paramedics
The EMT program at Cerro Coso opened a door to a fulfilling career in health. It was challenging, but I have never been so engaged in class or eager to learn more.
—Jeffrey Gleason, Student
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|EMTC C070||CPR for the Healthcare Provider||0.5 Units|
|EMTC C105||Emergency Medical Technician||6.5|
All classes needed for this certificate are available on the ground at the Bishop, California City, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Ridgecrest campuses. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.
This certificate requires 7 units and will likely take 1 semester.
x $46 per unit
x ($211 + $21) per unit
= $322 in tuition and fees
= $1624 in tuition and fees
+ ~$310* for books and supplies
= $632 in one semester
= $1934 in one semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
For general questions, contact:Michael Metcalf
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.