Skill Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician B

Division: Nursing & Allied Health

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 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 will apply. They are also eligible to enter Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic training, which provides opportunity for career advancement, higher pay, and greater responsibility in providing emergency health care. State certification and national testing fees will apply.

Program Outcomes

  • Safely perform skills required by Title 22 for EMT B, to assist the client to maintain well being.
  • Satisfactorily perform the psychomotor skills necessary in the delivery of pre-hospital care to clients.
  • Apply legal, ethical and professional practices while acting as client advocate in providing pre-hospital care.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: entry level positions with ambulance companies and in hospital emergency rooms. Opportunities for full or part time employment in emergency medical services are available to qualified applicants.

Required Certificate Courses (5 Units)5
Emergency Medical Technician B
Total5

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Nursing and Allied Health Division Chair.

Note

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. (California Code of regulations Title 22)