Emergency Medical Technician

Feb 1 2022 - May 19 2022


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. 

Requirements (must be met in order to register for the class)

You must be 18 years of age at the start of midterms (dates may vary, contact our front office, 408-229-4299 for more information if you are under the age of 18)

To begin the registration process, you must submit the documents (see below) and fill out the Emergency Medical Technician Pre-Registration Form.

*Please note, the form will require you to upload the following documents:

  • Copy of your CA driver's license (or other government issued ID)
  • Current Medical Insurance
  • CPR training certificate (or statement verifying training equivalent to the current American Heart Association's Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the Healthcare Provider Level OR BLS level)
  • Test/vaccination record/results for:
    • Tuberculosis (T) skin test (current = within six months prior to the start of class)
    • Current Tdap (current = within 10 years)*
    • Current MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccination (current = two doses in lifetime)*
    • Current Hepatitis B vacccination (current = three doses i lifetime or begin series prior to the start of class)
    • Current Varicella vaccination (current = two doses in lifetime)**
    • Flu shot (for winter courses only; prior to start of class)
    • COVID-19 (Fully Vaccinated)

    *If vaccination records are unavailable, a Positive Titer can be substituted for the MMR, Hep B, Tdap and Varicella.

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


  • 190 hours of didactic and skills lab training
  • 24 hours of supervised clinical experience

214 Total Hours


5.5 Semester Units

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



The Academy
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1800 to 2200 (4 hours)



Registration Fee: 230.00
Student Fees: 505.00
Materials: 650.00
Certificates: 5.00

Clinical Registration Fee $23.00, due at Mid-term

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

*Attention: For course specific prerequisites paperwork and information on applying for VA and/or Financial Aid visit our downloads page.

Late Cancellation Fee

$400.00 for cancellations after 1/18/2022

Payment Information

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 checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

College Application Process

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, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

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

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 for specific amounts.