The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
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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:
This is a Healthcare Provider - CPR Course that meets the current American Heart Association standards. The course provides training in emergency treatment for life-threatening cardiopulmonary arrest, airway and breathing management, and foreign body obstructed airway for all age groups in a particular setting. This course also includes one and two rescuer CPR, use of barrier devices, AED use and the prevention of disease transmission. Note: This course is cross listed with HCRS C070. 10 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL C101, HCRS C150
This course provides instruction in pre-hospital techniques in the evaluation and emergency medical care through the recognition of signs and symptoms of illnesses and injuries. This course also includes instruction in the care rendered on scene and during transportation by EMT personnel. The student shall meet health requirements to participate in the clinical section of the course. Any expenses involved in meeting the health requirement are at the student's expense. Failure to meet the health requirements results in student ineligibility for clinical objectives. Upon successful completion of the mandated course criteria the student receives a Certificate of Completion and this qualifies the student to apply and take the national exam for the Emergency Medical Technician, to ultimately qualify for application within the State of California to become certified. The student must provide a valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR/AED card to the instructor at the first class session to remain enrolled in this course. 90 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.
All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: Ridgecrest / IWV Bishop Mammoth Lakes Lake Isabella Tehachapi
Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.
See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.
This certificate requires 7.0 units and will likely take 1 semester.
|7.0 units||7.0 units|
|x $46 per unit||x ($211 + $21) per unit|
|= $322 in tuition and fees||= $1,624 in tuition and fees|
|+ ~$310* for books and supplies||+ ~$310* for books and supplies|
|= $632 for 1 semester||= $1,934 for 1 semester|
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.