Welcome to the Emergency
Medical Technician Program at College of the Canyons. This packet
contains necessary information and forms that need to be completed
during the first few weeks of the semester. Please read the information
in this introduction and the links throughout the
page. If you wish a hard copy of this packet, they may be found in the
pamphlet rack next to Towsley Hall 102A.
The EMT Program is
a one semester, 8 unit course, Health Science 151; however it is
strongly recommended that the student successfully complete
Health Science 046 prior to enrolling in the EMT Program.
Students must attend the
first day of class. During the first class session the student will be
oriented to the EMT program and have the opportunity to ask questions of
the instructor. EMT Program paperwork will be distributed and discussed
by your instructor the first week of class. If
you do not attend the first class session you will be dropped from the
class and your spot will be given to a wait listed student.
Due to contractual
requirements of our clinical site partners, all students must be at
least 18 years old by the first day the class meets. There are no
exceptions to this requirement.
FAQs about the EMT Program 2013.doc
Prior to the first day
of class you should-
Have a current CPR card. The American Heart
Association’s “Healthcare Provider” is the standard in the EMS
If you do not have the CPR card, you will need to
obtain during the first few weeks of class. Online
cards are unacceptable.
Make a copy of your CPR card (both sides) and bring
it to class the first day.
Bring your driver’s license or California ID or other
proof of identity to first day of class
Make an appointment for a health clearance physical
exam. Your health clearance is due with the first few weeks of
class. The health clearance forms are listed below. Please read the
forms carefully. If you have questions, please ask your instructor
on the first day of class, or email the director,
Do not start the Health Clearance until you have
officially enrolled in and paid for the EMT class.
Student - Initial Physical REVISED 0611112-EMT.pdf
TB test - 2 step process - REVISED 060812.pdf
EMT - College of the
Deadline dates for CPR,
physical, immunizations, titers, background check and uniform will be
discussed the first class meeting.
Failure to complete any
of the above items by the required dates may result in dismissal from
*** A social security
number is required to take the National Registry exam and to certify as
an EMT in the State of
Program contact: Patti
Haley, EMT Program Director email@example.com