How to get started?

Our spring semester has begun.  Your next opportunity to start a program at HOC will be fall 2019.  Please check the HOC website again in February 2019 for detailed information.



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.



A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, immunizations, Basic Life for the Healthcare Provider certification, and EMT students must be able to life 120 pounds and meet other requirements for this physically strenuous job.   No High School Diploma or equivalent required for this class.


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book # 1

$350.66 OR $263.16

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




Start Date

End Date

Days of the Week


February 19, 2019

June 19, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9:00 am – 1:00 pm



  1. Hofmeister


Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of this class.