Emergency Medical Technician


MANDATORY FIT TESTING:  FIT testing for N95 Masks - Mandatory for all enrolled students. You have received emails - FIT testing started August 12. There are only three more dates, August 17, 19 and 22. Check your emails for more information and sign up today. If you are enrolled and have not received an email  to sign up for N95 FIT testing - email sb.tucker@canyons.edu

  • August 17th 6:00-9:00pm
  • August 19th 6:00-9:00 pm
  • August 22nd 10:00am to 2:00 pm

MANDATORY ZOOM ORIENTATION MEETINGS: All Fall students and waitlisted students have been sent links for the zoom orientation meeting. You only need to attend one. They are all the same.

  • August 17th 1:00 to 4:00pm
  • August 18th 1:00 to 4:00pm
  • August 19th 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • August 20th 6:00 to 9:00pm

MANDATORY CANVAS EMT ORIENTATION COURSE: All Fall EMT students have been enrolled in the Canvas EMT ORIENTATION Course. This is a mandatory course. You  will need laptop/desktop, printer. Please start today. Check your emails for more information.


Updated: The current Fall  EMT classes are full and waitlisted.

June 3, 2020:  EMT (HlhSci151) and EMR (HlhSi 046) are  scheduled to resume in Fall 2020.  

 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 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:

EMT Refresher class (Health Sci 153) is tenatively scheduled for 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

Career Tree Information coming soon!


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.