Emergency Medical Technician



It is STRONGLY reccomended that the student take HlhSci 046 (EMR) and HlhSci 249 (Medical Terminology) before attempting the EMT class. Both of these classes are offered during Winter session. DO NOT take HlhSci 046 (EMR) & HlhSci 151(EMT) at the same time!!!

MANDATORY ZOOM ORIENTATION MEETINGS for Spring 2021 EMT classes :  All students enrolled or waitlisted  in the EMT course must attend one meeting. 

Tuesday February 2nd - 6pm to 9pm,

Wednesday February 3rd - 1pm to 4pm

Thursday February 4th -     6pm to 9pm. 

 Links to these meetings will be sent to all enrolled and waitlisted EMT students. You will only need to attend one meeting.  


MANDATORY CANVAS EMT ORIENTATION COURSE: All Spring EMT students will be  enrolled in the Canvas EMT ORIENTATION Course. This is a mandatory course. You  will need laptop/desktop, printer.  You should read through the materials before attending the Mandatory Zoom Orientation meetings. We will go over much of the material in the Canvas EMT Orientation Course during Mandatory Zoom Orientation meetings.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring 2021 EMT PROGRAM  (There is no Winter 2021 EMT program) 

 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  all scheduled lectures via zoom at the time the class meets. Student must have a computer with a webcam,  mic and reliable internet.   (During Summer 2020 - this type of instruction  was called "Remote Instruction" - It is transitioning to Distance Learning. ) To find out more about Distance Learning, Zoom and Canvas - please visit the  Remote Instruction-Distance Learning web page.

WINTER 2021:

HlhSci 046 - Emergency Medical Responder will be offered Winter 2021.





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

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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.


Be sure to check Breaking News & Announcements often
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.