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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.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that 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. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
FTEC 121 - Emergency ResponseM3.0
FTEC 121 - Emergency Response (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students that seek a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a first responder. This class also meets the State of California Title 22 requirements pertinent to CPR, First Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillation) training as it relates to the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). This course will also certify the student in CPR for the healthcare professional.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
2nd Semester
EMT 093 - Emergency Medical TechnicianM8.0
EMT 093 - Emergency Medical Technician (8.0 units)

Prerequisite: FTEC 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; BIOL 125

This course is designed to certify students as California State Emergency Medical Technicians and gain employment as an ambulance driver or ambulance attendant. After successful completion of this course, students will be authorized to take the National Registry EMT examinations and then request certification as an EMT through the Los Angeles County Department of Health or other local EMS accrediting agencies. Topics discussed include pre-hospital care terminology, cardiovascular emergencies, pre-hospital childbirth, communicable disease, extrication tools and equipment, automatic external defibrillation and an understanding of the Emergency Medical System. Students must pass a background check and EMT medical physical with a 10-panel drug screen.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
Total Units for Emergency Medical Technician COSP program 11.0 
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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