This course is designed to certify students as California State Emergency Medical Technicians and gain employment as an ambulance driver or ambulance attendant. After successful completion of this course, students will be authorized to take the National Registry EMT examinations, then request certification as an EMT through the Los Angeles County Department of Health or other local EMS accrediting agencies.
Students receive training on:
- Roles & Responsibilities of the EMT
- Understanding of the Emergency Medical System
- Extrication Tools and Equipment
- Automatic External Defibrillation
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Communicable Diseases
- Pre-hospital Care Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body
- Patient Assessment
- Pre-hospital Treatment
- Communications & Documentation
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are EMT 093 courses offered & how long is the program?
The EMT class is scheduled during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. The Spring and Fall semesters offer two (2) 8-week intensive format sessions. The Summer semester only offers one (1) 8-week session. Classes typically meet Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm (**tentative schedule**).
Please visit our “Class Schedule” for our current class offerings.
Where do the EMT 093 courses meet?
EMT 093 meets at the Rio Hondo College Fire Academy (Santa Fe Springs Training Center) at 11400 Greenstone Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 – (562) 941-4082.
EMT Program Director – Scott Jaeggi
Are there any special requirements to enroll in the EMT 093 course?
- Complete the prerequisite course EMT 100 Emergency Medical Responder
- Must be 18 years of age before the first day of class.
- Pass a 10-panel drug test and criminal background check
- Complete a medical physical examination
Prerequisite: EMT 100 Minimum Grade of B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
117 Hours Lecture
81 Hours Lab
198 Total Hours (Includes 24 hours of REQUIRED clinical field experience)
Schedule Types: Lecture/Lab
Restrictions: May not be enrolled as a High School Student
Must be enrolled at the UG Level
What is the cost of becoming an EMT?
The cost of EMT 093 is approximately $1,500. Once you complete the course, there is an additional cost of approximately $400 to become certified to work as an EMT. We have 100% job placement available when you successfully complete the course and your National Registry EMT certification. For a more detailed breakdown please click: The Cost of Becoming an EMT.
After successful completion of this course, students will be authorized to take the National Registry EMT examination.