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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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.

DISTINCTIVE FOCUS

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.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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:
    • Firefighter
    • Emergency Department EMT
    • Paramedic
    • Nursing
    • Physician Assistant
    • Military Medic

ENTRY INTO THE PROGRAM

  • 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.

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.
 

CONTACTS

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

Health Science Department

Allied Health & Public Safety Division Office 

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

 

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.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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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Allied Health & Public Safety Division
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road 
Santa Clarita, California 91355 
 
This information is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the Santa Clarita Community College District.