Home >  Academics >  Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

Career Options & Highlights

EMT(1)s are the backbone of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system throughout the nation, helping to reduce injury severity and death at the scene of an accident or sudden illness and during transportation to a medical facility.

Folsom Lake College’s Emergency Medical Technology 100 course is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician(1) and is approved by the Sacramento County Health Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services, the certifying agency for Sacramento County. This certification is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance. EMT(1) certification is also a pre-employment requirement for many fire departments. Together with varying levels of actual on-the-job experience, it is often required for admission to Paramedic training programs throughout the state.

FLC’s EMT students will gain actual experience by spending eight hours off-campus in operating ambulance units and an additional eight hours in a hospital emergency department.

Career Options
EMT(1); Fire Service
With additional training:
Ambulance Technician; Firefighter; Rescue Worker; Paramedic; Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Highlights
- Hands-on experience provided in administering proper emergency medical care
- Preparation for the EMT(1) Certificate
- Recertification
- Hospital Emergency Room observation time and opportunities to "ride along" in ambulances

Updated 6/17/13

  • Sign up for Spring

    Sign up for Spring

    Find your success - enroll now! Spring classes start Jan. 17. Click on the photo to get started.
    morenews
  • Textbook Scholarships

    Textbook Scholarships

    Scholarship drawing for $250 towards your textbooks- deadline to enter is Jan. 7
    morenews
  • Class schedule now online

    Class schedule now online

    The Spring class schedule is online now! Click on the photo for more info.
    morenews
  • Winter Break

    Winter Break

    The college will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 24-Jan. 1.
    morenews
  • Auditions for Spring Play

    Auditions for Spring Play

    Falcon’s Eye Theatre auditions for its spring production of "Cloud Nine" Mon., Feb. 2
    morenews
  • Community Observatory Invites You

    Community Observatory Invites You

    See the stars at the Community Observatory behind the El Dorado Center!
    morenews
If you have javascript disabled, click here to view the content