Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
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This certificate of completion provides entry-level basic knowledge, essential skills, and an understanding of emergency medical assistance in outpatient and emergency settings. Students will be prepared to respond in various types of emergencies that require urgent medical attention to assess emergency situations, provide care that can save a life, and transport patients to a hospital. Students will learn how to respond quickly to high level emergencies such as motor vehicle accident, heart attack, near drowning, childbirth, poisoning, and life threatening injury. Graduates will have met the national guidelines for all areas of their didactic and clinical requirements. Students will comply with all levels of legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements for EMTs.
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Program Learning Outcomes
This program meets the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards (NEMSES) and California State Regulations, Title 22. On successful completion of this certificate, the graduate is eligible to complete the NREMT-B exam. Successful completion will allow the individual to apply for their state Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) card and perform entry-level EMT skills as a member of technical rescue teams/squads or as part of an allied service such as a fire or police department. EMT certificates are issued by county/local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. Contact your agency for specific requirements.
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