Emergency Medical Technology

Certificate of Achievement

Emergency Medical Studies Certificate

This Certificate program is based on the EMT Basic course with additional education in related topics. This course of study prepares the student to sit for the National Registry or EMT exam. The student will have the basic building blocks for a career in the Fire Service as well as a career in Emergency Medical Services.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AH 110 Medical Language for Health-Care Providers 3
COMM 321 Interpersonal Communication (3) 3
   or COMM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
EMT 101 Emergency Medical Technician Training 7
FITNS 381 Weight Training 1
NUTRI 300 Nutrition (3) 3
   or NUTRI 302 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior 3
Total Units: 20

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities commensurate with current standards of care in the field of Emergency Medicine at the EMT Basic level such as assessment of the sick and injured, management of emergency situations such as maintaining an open airway, providing oxygen therapy and immobilization of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • utilize professional and interpersonal communication skills with colleagues, and patients in various levels of physical and psychological distress and from various cultures.
  • complete and pass the National Registry Exam.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

This course of study is prerequisite for Paramedic training and will prepare the students for careers in Emergency Services as an EMT working on an ambulance or in various non-transporting roles and for a career in the Fire Service.