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
Health Science 151...............8.0 units
(Emergency Medical Technician)
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
Other Health Science opportunities with additional education/training:
Emergency Department EMT
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.
EMT Program Director - Patti Haley
Health Science Department
Allied Health & Public Safety Division Office
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.
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.