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EMT Program Sequence

  • Emergency Medical Services 30 (First Responder) - 3 units
  • Emergency Medical Services 20 (EMT) - 6.5 units

EMS 30 (First Responder) is a semester-long course encompassing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training and Advanced First Aid skills required of all lifeguards, correctional officers, police officers and firefighters as well as other certified first responders in both the private and public sectors. Successful completion of the knowledge and skills tests qualifies students for a National Safety Certificate and a Professional Rescuer CPR card. EMS 30 is also a prerequisite for the formal EMT-Basic “Emergency Medical Technician” training class, EMS 20.

EMS 81 20 (EMT) is a semester- long course designed to prepare students for national certification as an EMT. Students will learn a multitude of skills including patient assessment; care and treatment of respiratory emergencies using oxygen and basic airway adjuncts, and receive classroom lectures on hazardous materials, ambulance operations, patient transport, mass casualty training, and introduction to the role of EMS personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). EMT certification is the minimum requirement for entry into the job market for Basic Life Support Ambulance Attendants in the Private and Public sector and for entry level firefighter positions in many agencies throughout California. Upon successful completion of coursework, students will be eligible to sit for the licensing examination with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Additionally, students may proceed to the next phase of the certification process with the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

Contact Info

Nan Ho
Dean of Academic Services
Math, Science, Engineering, & Public Safety


Ron Johansen
Fire Service Technology
Program Coordinator


Sebastian Wong
Paramedic & EMT
Program Coordinator

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Licensure Information

This is a new program beginning Fall 2017; there is currently no data for passage rates. Passage rates will be posted after the first cohort has completed the program.