Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

EMT 101 Emergency Medical Technician Training

  • Units:7
  • Hours:81 hours LEC; 135 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:All EMT 101 students must have an American Heart Association BLS for the Health Care Provider CPR card (required under NHTSA and California Regulations) prior to the first day of class.
  • Enrollment Limitation:Students will be required to complete background checks/drug screens, purchase uniforms, verify immunizations, obtain Tb clearance, and fulfill other requirements as determined by site for the clinical component of this course. This course is not open to students with a current EMT - Basic certificate.
  • Advisory:AH 110; students are also advised to take an anatomy and physiology course prior to taking this course.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course provides instruction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (previously called EMT Basic or EMT-I). Topics include skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. EMT students gain clinical experience in an ambulance and in emergency departments of hospitals. This course is recognized by both the Sacramento and El Dorado County Health Departments, Division of Emergency Medical Services, which are the certifying agencies for Sacramento and El Dorado Counties by the State of California. This certification is mandatory for all who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance as a paramedic. EMT certification is also a pre-employment requirement for most fire departments. To be compliant with OSHA regulations, students may not have a beard or any facial hair below the lip. A final grade of "B" or better is required for a course completion certification. All students must bring a watch with seconds displayed each day to class. Students will also be required to have PPE (gloves) and other EMT equipment to participate in the clinical component. All students must purchase an EMT student T-shirt to be worn to all class sessions. Dark blue work pants will be required for the ER and ambulance experience. Students must purchase liability insurance from the college.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate knowledge of current information needed to work in the field of emergency medicine as an EMT.
  • respond appropriately to the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for appropriate emergency medical care.
  • recognize the indications and demonstrate the techniques for administering medications that are within the EMT-Basic scope of practice.
  • utilize professional communication, transportation, and record keeping skills during patient care.
  • describe the pathophysiology of common diseases and how they manifest in patients.
  • understand and use basic medical terminology related to patient care.
  • perform the essential skills and demonstrate proficiency in using EMS equipment.
  • demonstrate professional values, ethics, and standards for emergency medical personnel.
  • complete and pass the National Registry exam.

EMT 102 Emergency Medical Care Refresher

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:23 hours LEC; 12 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (I) or Basic.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course provides continuing education and skills verification modules for current Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) certified at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level. It satisfies most of the refresher requirements of local, state and national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certifying organizations. EMS related topics include airway management and ventilation, cardiac care and resuscitation, patient assessment, injury management, legal and ethical issues, vital signs monitoring and assisting with medication administration. This course is designed for current California State certified EMT - Basic (1) and meets all state requirements for EMT (1) re-certification by Sacrament County and El Dorado County Health Departments, Division of Emergency Medical Services, which is the certifying agency for Sacramento County by the State of California. Basic Life Support (CPR) cards are not issued upon completion of this course. Students that have expired EMT (1) certification should contact the instructor prior to signing up for EMT 102. This course provides limited preparation for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) re-certification exam. This course is not a complete NREMT re-certification course; only psychomotor skills certification for NREMT. A watch with a second hand and any type of pocket-sized EMS field reference guide is required. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. Students may need internet access in order to complete some of the course assignments.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate knowledge of current information they need to work in the field of emergency medicine as an EMT.
  • recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for appropriate emergency medical care.
  • identify the symptoms/signs of major medical and traumatic emergencies in a pre-hospital arena.
  • utilize, incorporate and demonstrate proficiency in all equipment within the EMT scope of practice in regards to patient care.
  • perform efficient cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use utilizing current national standards.