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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program prepares students to successfully attain training and qualifications to become an EMT. The emergency medical technician program is approved by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) and the National Registry of Emergency Technicians. It is a 14-week program which offers theory and practical hands on training. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible to take the national examination with the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) exam.

  • Are you a quick thinker and problem solver?
  • Do you like emergency situations?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Are you “hands on”?

This career may be for you!

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Classes include

  • EMS Operations
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Cardiology and Resuscitation
  • Airway, Respiration and Ventilation
  • Hands on Skills training
  • Theory and Skills Training 170 hours and 24 hours of externship.
  • Total Hours 194

Evening Part-time Classes Available.

Licensure Eligibility

National Registry Emergency Technician National Exam (NREMT)

Certifications available

California Emergency Medical Services Authority -

Cost for program: $1,299

The above cost is an estimate. Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply. Program cost includes books, and administration fees. Some fees are paid directly to an outside vendor.

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Ambulance Company
  • Emergency Room
  • Amusement Park
  • Construction Sites
  • Movie Studio Sites
  • Concerts and Events

Course Prerequisites

  • High School/GED Diploma or equivalent
  • Vaccination Records – MUST include Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and COVID-19
  • Current TB test (within the last year) or chest x-ray (within the last two years)
  • Student Health Record (physical form given at orientation, must be signed by physician)
  • Live Scan (background check form given at orientation)
  • Must attend an orientation prior to registration

Median Wage: $21.30

Source:, November 23, 2022. Above wage is based on the Los Angeles, CA Area. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.

Student Training Estimates (STE)