Emergency Medical Technician


The next EMR- HlhSci 046 and EMT- HlhSci 151 classes will be held Fall 2021.

It is STRONGLY recommended that students successfully complete Health Science 046 (EMR) and Health Science 249 (Medical Terminology) BEFORE enrolling in Health Science 151 (EMT).  Successful completion of  Anatomy and physiology is also suggested.

Fall 2021 - EMT Classes -

Effective immediately - All students enrolling in Health Science 151 -Shall complete FEMA 100 course and FEMA 700  course, prior to registering for class or at the latest, by the end of the first week of class.     https://www.canyons.edu/academics/emt/information/links.php

MANDATORY EMT ORIENTATION MEETINGS will be held August 17, 18 or 19, 2021.   ZOOM link will be sent via my.canyons email to enrolled students. 

MANDATORY CANVAS EMT ORIENTATION COURSE:  All Fall EMT students will be enrolled in the Canvas EMT orientation course. This is a mandatory course. You will need laptop/desktop, and printer. Students should read through the materials BEFORE attending the Mandatory ZOOM Orientation meetings.  Material in the Canvas EMT Orientation course  will be discussed during Mandatory Zoom Orientation meetings.


 Due to COVID-19 the EMR and EMT classes will be taught through Distance Learning and will meet on campus for skills.  This is not an online EMT course. Classes will be taught through a combination of Canvas, Zoom lectures and in-person skills training and testing.  The Zoom lectures are not asynchronous - student must attend and actively participate in all scheduled lectures via zoom at the time the class meets. Student must have a computer with a webcam,  mic and reliable internet.  To find out more about Distance Learning, Zoom and Canvas - please visit the  Remote Instruction-Distance Learning web page. 

DRUG TEST FORM will be available in the EMT Orientation Canvas Course.  There are no forms available to pick up on campus. Drug test form is not included on EMT webpages. If you are enrolled in one of the EMT sections, you will be automatically enrolled in the EMT Orientation Canvas couse. Patience please.

Please read through entire EMT webpages for additional information.


Two COC EMT students with moulage at drill.

EMT Program

College of the Canyons offers a Certificate of Specialization: Emergency Medical Technician. This prepares students for certification and employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (also known as EMT-Basic). Includes emergency ...


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COC EMT student on ambulance stretcher with Fire and Ambulance personnel.

FAQs on becoming an EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. Peoples lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Career Tree

Emergency Medical Technician Career Tree

  • Experience fast-paced emergency situations where your actions make a difference.
  • Experience real-life interactions with patients, their families and loved ones, EMTs, paramed-ics, firefighters, nurses and law enforcement.

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Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?

The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

Additionally, we work closely with local industry to develop and offer internships. When we receive job announcements from industry, this information is passed along directly to all the students in the program.

COC EMT students practice patient assessment skills using a
variety of equipment and the EMT Program’s ambulance simulator.


COC EMT students in Hazmat gear.


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as it will be updated with new information about the EMT Program.
COC EMT students with moulage at drill.

EMT Packet
Check out this page that contains necessary information
and forms that need to be completed during the first few weeks of the semester!



College of the Canyons EMT patch.

The EMT Program has been named a "Strong Workforce Star" by the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges.

College of the Canyons EMT Program is approved by Los Angeles County EMS Agency State of California, and the National Registry of EMTs.