Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/EMT Refresher/Advanced Airways

EMT Basic

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. 
Fall Program Fee:  $350.00
Additional fees required for EMT t-shirt, textbooks (including protocol handbook and National Registry test               study guide), equipment kit, National Registry test and for skills testing.

Fall Semester Schedules:

 Course Options Start DateEnd Date Days of the Week Times 
EMT Option
 August 15, 2017December 14, 2017  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Evening/Weekend EMT Option August 8, 2017December 14, 2017 Tuesdays, Wednesdays AND5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
   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.

Advanced Airways
Course Description
Earn EMT Advanced Certification.  This course is approved by San Diego County EMS provider No. 37-0503 for   8 CEUs.  

Prerequisite:  You must be a current EMT to take this class.
Fall Program Cost:  $75.00
Course fee does NOT include skills validation fee ($40). 
Prior to 48 hours of class, there is a $25.00 refund. No refunds within 48 hours of the class.        

Fall/Spring Schedule:  There are several classes held throughout the year.    
Call the HOC office for exact dates and times.

How to get started?

Call the HOC office at 619.956.4300 for class dates, times, and registration information.

EMT Refresher

Course Description:           
Refresh your skills and earn continuing education credits. Instruction focuses on medical/trauma                           assessment, airway/breathing emergencies, AED, circulatory, neurological, soft tissue, musculo-                           skeletal, and obstetrical emergencies. This course is approved by San Diego County EMS provider                       No. 37-0503 for 24 CEUs. 

Fall Program Cost:  $100.00
Course fee does not include skills validation fee ($75). Prior to 48 hours of class, there is a $25                             refund. No refunds within 48 hours of the class.

Fall Semester Schedule:   TBD

How to get started?

Call The Health Occupations Center Office at 619.956.4300 for class dates, times, and registration                       information.