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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 at College of the Canyons prepares the student to render prehospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, and/or during interfacility transfers within an organized EMS system.
The program integrates ethics, anatomy, physiology, basic life support, communication skills, patient assessment, trauma care and transport of the prehospital patient. 
The EMT Program prepares the student for the National Registry Exam and certification in Los Angeles County and State of California as an EMT.
 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 Los Angeles County and the State of California.
The EMT Program is approved by the L.A. County EMS Agency, State of California and the National Registry of EMTs.
For more information concerning related careers, please make an appointment with a counselor.


Health Science 151...............8.0 units
(Emergency Medical Technician)


Prepares students for certification and employment as an Emergency Medical Technichian (also known as EMT). Health clearance and background check required prior to start of clinical rotations.

Course includes 146 hours of classroom instruction in prehospital care. The student will particpate in 24 clinical hours at an emergency department and in an ambulance.

The course meets the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards (DOT HS 811 077A, January 2009)

The course is listed as


  • Ambulance attendants
  • Other Health Science opportunities with additional education/training:
    • Emergency Department EMT
    • Firefighter
    • Paramedic
    • Nursing
    • Physician Assistant
    • Military Medic
    • Law Enforcment Officer


File an application to the college

File Financial Aid Application if appropriate

Request high school/college transcript(s)

Consult counseling for program advisement

Attend college orientation and complete college registration

Student must be 18 by the first day the class meets.

Prerequisite: A current CPR card

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers

**Student must maintain a current CPR card throughout the course.


Consult Office of Admissions and Records
Books and Supplies - Consult Bookstore
This program has additional costs for  uniform, personal equipment and supplies. Information regarding the uniform may be found on the EMT webpages. Required equipment: stethoscope, safety goggles, mask and watch.
All EMT students must complete a physical exam, blood tests, immunizations, TB tests, background check and drug test.
All EMT students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider(BLS) card that is valid for the entire course. (CPR card)
All students are required to obtain a Healthcare Fire Safety card (aka Fire Card). College of the Canyons offers  this classes through our Community Education Department.


EMT Program Director - Patti  Haley    patti.haley@canyons.edu

Health Science Department

School of Mathematics, Sciences and Health Professions 

Admissions and Records     http://www.canyons.edu/offices/Admissions/ 


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.
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    School of Mathematics, Sciences and
Health Professions
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road 
Santa Clarita, California 91355 
This information is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the Santa Clarita Community College District.