Emergency Medical Technician

Division: Nursing & Allied Health
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Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in recognition of symptoms of illness and/or injury and proper procedures for emergency care. Those who complete the EMT B course are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and possible employment by government and private emergency health care services in the area.

Entry Level employment opportunities may include positions with ambulance companies and in hospital emergency departments.

Contact Information

Nursing and Allied Health Division Chair

Terri Paden | (559) 737-6254 | terrip@cos.edu 
Hospital Rock: 117 | Visalia Campus

Associate Dean/Director Allied Health and Physical Therapist Assistant Program 

Jonna Schengel, Ed.D | (559) 737-6135 | jonnas@cos.edu
John Muir: 125 | Visalia Campus

EMT 251 Emergency Medical Technician B 5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
Equivalent Course: EMT 351
The student who completes this course will develop skills in recognition of symptoms of illness and/or injury and proper procedures for emergency care. Those who complete the EMT B courses are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and employment by government and private emergency health care services in the area (state certification and national testing fees apply). Successful completion of the course also allows eligibility for Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic training, which provides opportunity for career advancement, higher pay, and greater responsibility in providing emergency health care. Some EMTs enter nursing and other advanced health care fields. (California Code of Regulations Title 22)
Limitation on Enrollment: A statement verifying CPR training equivalent to the current American Heart Association's Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the Healthcare Provider level is a prerequisite for admission to an EMT basic course.