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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) Program


Class Description:

This course is designed to certify students as California State Emergency Medical Technicians.

After successful completion of this course, students will be authorized to take the National Registry EMT examination, then request certification as an EMT through the Los Angeles County Department of Health or other local EMS accrediting agencies.

Students receive training on:

Roles & Responsibilities of the EMT

         Understanding of the Emergency Medical System

Extrication Tools and Equipment
Automatic External Defibrillation
Cardiovascular Emergencies

Communicable Diseases

Pre-hospital Care Terminology

Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body

Patient Assessment

Pre-hospital Treatment

Communications & Documentation

Prerequisite:  FTEC 121 Minimum Grade of B
     Advisory:  ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment;

             READ 043 or appropriate assessment; BIOL 125 

117 Hours Lecture
  81 Hours Lab  
198 Total Hours (Includes 24 hours of REQUIRED clinical field experience)

               Levels:  UG
Schedule Types:  Lab 21, Lecture, Lecture/Lab
      Restrictions:  May not be enrolled as a High School Student

                   Must be enrolled at the UG Level