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Update: June 2, 2021 - Masks are still required on campus

UPDATE:  May 24, 2021 -As essential infrastructure programs FALL 2021 - all Fall 2021  EMT(HlhSci 151) and EMR (HlhSci 046) classes will be held in person (unless Public Health Guidelines prevent in person classes) COVID guidelines change day to day. EMT Program COVID guidelines may be in place in the  Fall.

All student are required to check in no later than 15 minutes before each class starts. (Most likely temp check, pulse oximeter and campus health assessment onlne form completed) Of course this is subject to change due to COVID.

HlhSci 046 EMR Classes and instructors

HlhSci 046 (EMR) #58015 - Short term class - 8/23/2021 thru 10/16/2021 - TTH - 08am to 1050 plus 1 hour - class will end at 1150am - see official schedule for details -         Instructor: SB Tucker

HlhSci 046 (EMR) #58016 - Fridays - 08am to 11:05am plus 1 hour - class will end at 12:05pm - see offical schedule for details                                                                              Instructor: TBD

HlhSci 046 (EMR) #57666 - Short term class - 10/18/2021 thru 12/8/2021  - MW - 08am to 10:50 plus 1 hour - class will end at 1150am - see official schedule for details-         Instructor: TBD

HlhSci 151 - EMT classes and instructors Fall 2021

  HlhSci 151 (EMT) # 58017   MW 1230 to 505pm ; Instructor:  Christopher Rogers

  HlhSci 151 (EMT) # 58019   TTH 1230 to 505pm: Instructor: SB Tucker

  HlhSci 151 (EMT) # 58018   MW 545pm to 1020pm: Instructor: TBD

  HlhSci 151 (EMT) # 58020  TTH 545pm to 1020pm : Instructor: Erik Pinnell

******ATTENTION  FALL EMT STUDENTS - At this time, 5-24-2021, we do not know if our providers, hospitals and ambulance companies, will require students to be fully vaccinated with COVID vaccine. If this happens,  in order to successfully complete the EMT course, you will be required to show proof of your COVID vaccinations. Please consider obtaing your COVID vaccine now. The hospitals and ambulances could require the COVID vaccinations even if all the emergency orders are lifted.

  • 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.

Policy Change from LA County EMS Agency that affects ALL incoming EMT students

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. The mandatory orientation meetings remain on ZOOM! (updated - 5-24-2021)

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. 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.

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.


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.