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Emergency Medical Technician

EMT and EMR courses are FULLY ON CAMPUS, in-person.


Federal guidelines mandate all healthcare providers be fully vaccinated for covid by January, 2022. All incoming students must have BOTH shots of the two shot series (Pfizer or Moderna) or the one J&J shot BEFORE the beginnng of class February 7, 2022.


On Zoom the week before classes start - final dates TBD.   ZOOM link will be sent via the email you have on file with the College - check your personal and MyCanyons email.


All EMT students will be enrolled in the Canvas EMT orientation course. This is a mandatory course. You will need laptop/desktop, and printer. ASG has free printing for students. 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. Students must have a computer and printer or access to a printer to download multiple forms and waivers that must be completed prior to the first day of class.


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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.


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.