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California EMT Program Requirements
Entrance into the EMS University, EMT Program is highly selective and competitive. Students must meet the requirements below in order to be considered for entry into the program.
You can register for the course, by Clicking Here. Please complete the Program Packet which contains information and materials that will assist you in preparing for the class and the externships. It is important to complete it before you start. This will ensure that you have all the necessary information and materials to successfully complete the requirements and begin your externships.
The EMS University, LLC EMT Course consists of a total of 172 hours. Specifically, this is a total of 148 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical/externship rotations which are required. This course follows National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, the National EMS Education Standards as well as meet California EMS Authority education standards.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Textbook
Course Textbook: Emergency Care (14th Edition) / Pearson Education
Subjects Covered in the EMT Course
|Course Introduction and Overview||Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public Health||Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT||Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues|
|Documentation||Communication||Lifting and Moving Patients||Lab: Lifting and Moving Patients|
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology||Pathophysiology||Life Span Development||Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation|
|Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking||Scene Size-Up||Patient Assessment||Pharmacology and Medication Administration|
|Shock and Resuscitation||Respiratory Emergencies||Cardiovascular Emergencies||Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache|
|Seizures and Syncope||Acute Diabetic Emergencies||Anaphylactic Reactions||Toxicologic Emergencies|
|Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies||Environmental Emergencies||Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies||Behavioral Emergencies|
|Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System||Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma||Burns||Musculoskeletal Trauma|
|Head Trauma||Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma||Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma||Chest Trauma|
|Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma||Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations||Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn||Pediatrics|
|Geriatrics||Patients with Special Challenges||Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response||Gaining Access and Patient Extrication|
|Hazardous Materials||Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Management||Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction|
EMS University’s EMT program is selective and competitive. Students must meet certain requirements to be considered for entry into the program. The course consists of a total of 172 hours, including 148 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical/externship rotations. The program meets and exceeds the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum guidelines and 2009, the National EMS Education Standards as well as California EMS Authority education standards. It also meets the National Registry of EMT requirements for initial EMT certification. Students must score at least 75% on the final exam to receive their validation EMT certificate, and they can take the exam a maximum of 3 times before being required to retake the course. If a student fails other exams, they must remediate. Students who fail 3 exams may be dismissed from the program without a refund. Grading requirements are subject to change.