Course Description:  This course provides entry-level training in emergency medical care techniques. Learn to assess a patient’s condition at the scene of accidents and emergencies and to manage medical conditions and trauma emergencies while transporting patients to the hospital. Course completion meets the minimum requirements   for firefighters and emergency room technicians. Instruction will cover anatomy, physiology, and emergency pre-hospital care.  The 160 hours of required instruction includes 36 hours of on-the-job training. Upon successful course completion, graduates are eligible to take the National Registry exam for nationwide certification as an EMT. 

Prerequisites:  Immunizations, certification with the American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider and a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test.  EMT students must be able to lift 120 pounds and meet other requirements for this physically strenuous job.      

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Registration Fee:  $375.00


Additional Fees (additional prerequisite cost may vary):


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book #1


First day of class

Book #2


At registration

National Registry Exam fee


When requested

National Skills fee


When requested

State EMT fee


When requested

Two Live Scan fingerprinting fees

Two at $92.00 each

When requested

San Diego County EMT card


When requested

American Data Bank Immunization Tracker


First day of class




Course Options

Start Date

End Date

Days of the Week



EMT Option

January 16, 2018

May 24, 2018

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Evening/Weekend EMT Option

January 9, 2018

May 24, 2018

Tuesdays, Thursdays, AND

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Some Saturdays

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Instructors:  A. Hofmeister and T. Timonian

How to get started?

Attend an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Orientation at The Health Occupations Center.