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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 OverviewEmergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public HealthWorkforce Safety and Wellness of the EMTMedical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
DocumentationCommunicationLifting and Moving PatientsLab: Lifting and Moving Patients
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical TerminologyPathophysiologyLife Span DevelopmentAirway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation
Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History TakingScene Size-UpPatient AssessmentPharmacology and Medication Administration
Shock and ResuscitationRespiratory EmergenciesCardiovascular EmergenciesAltered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
Seizures and SyncopeAcute Diabetic EmergenciesAnaphylactic ReactionsToxicologic Emergencies
Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesSubmersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving EmergenciesBehavioral Emergencies
Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma SystemBleeding and Soft Tissue TraumaBurnsMusculoskeletal Trauma
Head TraumaSpinal Column and Spinal Cord TraumaEye, Face, and Neck TraumaChest Trauma
Abdominal and Genitourinary TraumaMultisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient PopulationsObstetrics and Care of the NewbornPediatrics
GeriatricsPatients with Special ChallengesAmbulance Operations and Air Medical ResponseGaining Access and Patient Extrication
Hazardous MaterialsMultiple Casualty Incidents and Incident ManagementResponse 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 80% 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.

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