The purpose of a certificate program is to provide the student with personal and technical competence in a specific occupational area. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is believed to be provided with these competencies.
The EMT program is a one-semester basic training course for emergency medical technicians performing as ambulance attendants. The course covers techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the scope of practice of the emergency medical technician. The course emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and treatment of the prehospital patient.
A course completion certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the didactic portion of the class with 80% or better and pass the certifying skills exam. Successful completion of the EMT course provides eligibility to sit for the National Registry EMT exam and apply for certification in the state of California.
For more information concerning related careers, please consult with a counselor.
During the 16-week semester, EMT students will have 136 hours of didactic and skills instruction in prehospital care. In addition, there are 24 hours of mandatory clinical observation, including Emergency Departments and ambulance ride-alongs.
The course is listed as
HEALTH SCIENCE 151.
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Ambulance attendants
- Other Health Science opportunities with additional education/training:
- Emergency Department EMT
- Physician Assistant
- Military Medic
ENTRY INTO THE PROGRAM
TYPICAL FEES BY SEMESTER
Consult Office of Admissions and Records
Books and Supplies - Consult Bookstore
This program has additional costs for uniform, personal equipment and supplies. Required equipment: stethoscope, safety goggles, mask and watch.
CANYONS AT A GLANCE
College of the Canyons, founded in 1969, is a comprehensive public community college. The 154 acre campus, located adjacent to Interstate 5 just 35 miles north of Los Angeles, serves the rapidly growing community of the Santa Clarita Valley. The college's programs enable students to achieve their potential, contribute to the quality of life in the community and support the economic development of the area.
The College provides opportunities in post-secondary education for students seeking transfer programs, technical/vocational programs, basic skills education, retraining opportunities and self-improvement courses and programs.
The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identity, religion, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, mental disability or physical disability including persons with AIDS/ARC/HIV in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination statement covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the District's programs, services and activities.