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Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?  Here are the steps to get you started... 

Step 1:  Register for a Health Occupations Center Orientation

.  Click  HERE to register and view details for our Orientations.  
  • Orientation attendance is MANDATORY
  • Orientation attendance will not be recorded for anyone entering orientation 15 minutes late or more.

Step 2:  Take a Health Occupations Center Entry Screening Test.   

  • Testing information/dates/times will be released at the orientation.
  • You will be able to register for the HOC Entry Screening Test 48 hours after your attend orientation.
  • Interested in preparing for the HOC Entry Screening Test?  
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Reading Goals Test)
    • Look under HOC Courses and English Review Classes.  Register for any open English Review Classes.
  • Have you already taken the CASAS Reading Goals test and received a minimum score of 228?  Click HERE to use your CASAS Reading Goals score 

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 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


August 13, 2019

December 17, 2019

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9:00 am – 1:00 pm



A. 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.