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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

Career Options & Highlights

EMT(1) certificate holders are the backbone of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system throughout the nation, helping to reduce injury severity and death both as first responders and during transportation to a medical facility.

Folsom Lake College's EMT 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 and El Dorado County Health Departments, the certifying agencies for the Sacramento Region. 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 field 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
Emergency Medical Dispatcher
Firefighter
Paramedic
Rescue Worker

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 06/01/16

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