Certificate of Achievement 18+ Semester (27+ Quarter) Units
At the EMT-Basic level, coursework emphasizes emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, focusing on patient assessment. Formal courses are combined with time in an emergency room and/or ambulance. The program provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. Students learn how to use and maintain common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers. Graduates of approved EMT-Basic training programs must pass a written and practical examination administered by National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).