Your First Step Toward a Career In Pre-Hospital Care

EMT Certification Classes

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provides students with an outline of the EMS system, introduces assessment skills, treatment techniques, and provides pathophysiology of common neurological, respiratory, and cardiac emergencies found within the scope of practice of an EMT. The course meets all of the National EMS Education standards for EMT’s and is an accredited with the state of California through the Yolo County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

A course completion certificate is awarded to students who pass the course with an average of 80% or better and fulfill all clinical requirements.  Successful completion of the EMT course provides eligibility to the National Registry of EMT’s examination to receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT.  Once nationally registered graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure to EMSA.CA.GOV which will allow them to work as an EMT in local areas of choice.  A student must be 18 years or older in order to qualify for state licensure. (NREMT and State/Local Licensures are not included in course cost)

The EMT Course
Offered Fall (10 week)-Winter (10 week)-Summer quarters (7 week), comprises 216 hours instruction.

EMT 110 (162hrs) of Lecture and Labs and must be completed before entering into EMT 111 (54hrs).

EMT 111 offers 18 hours of additional instruction in wilderness first aid and 36 hours of clinical experience in the Hospital Emergency Room and on an Ambulance.

College Credit
Students who complete both sections will receive 7 college units awarded by American River College.  Financial Aid is available.

Please contact Scott Hatcher at with questions about these courses.