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Certificate of Skill Proficiency
Emergency Medical Technician

This Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the entry level EMT to safely stabilize and transport patients to a place of medical care.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

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Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2023-2024 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
EMT 100 - Emergency Medical ResponderM3.0
EMT 100 - Emergency Medical Responder (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students who seek a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a first responder. The course also meets the State of California Title 22 requirements pertinent to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automatic external defibrillation (AED) training as related to being an emergency medical technician (EMT). This course also certifies students in CPR for the healthcare professional.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
2nd Semester
EMT 093 - Emergency Medical TechnicianM9.0
EMT 093 - Emergency Medical Technician (9.0 units)

Prerequisite: EMT 100 with a grade of "B" or better

This course is designed to certify students as a National Registry and State of California emergency medical technician (EMT), and gain employment as an ambulance EMT, hospital emergency department EMT, or event staff EMT. After successful completion of this course, students will be approved to take the National Registry EMT cognitive examination and then request certification as an EMT through the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency or other local EMS accrediting agencies in California. Topics discussed include pre-hospital care terminology, cardiovascular emergencies, emergency childbirth, communicable disease transmission, extrication tools and equipment, tactical casualty care, automatic external defibrillation, and the EMS system. In order to participate in this course students must pass a background check, EMT medical physical that includes vaccination verification, and a 10-panel drug screen.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
Total Units for Emergency Medical Technician COSP program 12.0 
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Program Learning Outcomes


Students will apply concepts related to the entire spectrum of EMS care including: airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma; cardiology, medical, and EMS operations.


Students will competently perform patient assessment (medical and trauma) psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform upper airway adjuncts and suctioning psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform oxygen and bag- valve-mask (apneic patient) psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform cardiac arrest management and AED psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform bleeding control and shock psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform spinal immobilization psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform fracture and dislocation immobilization psychomotor skills.


Students will competently perform pre-hospital childbirth psychomotor skills.

About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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