Fire

Emergency Medical Technician

Aug 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017

Description

This course will prepare individuals to render pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during interfacility transfer within an organized emergency medical service system. The course content meets the objectives contained in the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards and trains the participant to become competent in EMT basic scope of practice. 

The course consists of 190 hours of didactic and skills lab training, and 24 hours of supervised clinical experience, which exceeds the requirements for EMT-B in the State of California. Upon completion students will be prepared to pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam. Course fees include subscription to the online curriculum, textbook, and personal protective equipment. 

Our instructors are all currently employed as EMTs or Paramedics and have decades of experience providing emergency medical services for fire departments, private ambulance companies, and hospital emergency departments. 

Prerequisites

  • Age 18 or older
  • Current Medical Insurance
  • Statement verifying CPR training equivalent to the current American Heart Association's Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the Healthcare Provider Level
  • Current Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (Current: Two doses in lifetime)**
  •  Current Hepatitis B vaccination  (Current: 3 doses in lifetime or begin series prior to the start of class)
  • Current Tdap (Current: Within 10 years)**
  • Current Varicella vaccination (Current: Two doses in lifetime)***
  • Tuberculosis skin test (Current: Within six months prior to the start of class)
  • Flu shot (Winter session only; prior to start of class)

 **If vaccination records are unavailable, a Positive Titer can be substituted for the MMR, Hep B, Tdap and Varicella and must be within 30 days of start of class.

***Varicella can also be verified by a documented history of chicken pox by a physician.

Hours

214 Total Hours

Units

5.0 Semester Units

College of Record

Gavilan College

Location

South Bay Academy
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, Ca. 95141

Fees

$1,320

Registration Fee: 230.00
Student Fees: 600.00
Materials: 490.00

Deposit of $400 due at time of registration will be applied to class fees

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier's check (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.

Meeting days/times

Tuesdays & Wednesdays (18:00 - 21:00) Thursdays (18:00-22:00)

Reservations

Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: sbrpstc@theacademy.ca.gov) the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit partial or full payment, depending on the class. All registration documents and final payment must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Only certain courses have downloadable registration materials; click here to view a list of those courses.

All Students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, you will need to upload a copy of the front and back of the card to your Student Web Portal account.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit $400. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.

Course Cancellation

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC

Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to start of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, Cabrillo College and the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of these accredited institutions.