Emergency Medical Technician
The field of pre hospital care is an exciting extension of the
medical profession. The Emergency Medical Technician is the beginning
level for response personnel. Emergency Medical Technician is the
minimum preparation required to staff an ambulance. This course
is also required for students desiring to become a Paramedic.
Medical Technician - working for a Fire Department
Medical Technician - working on an Ambulance
Medical Technician - working in a Hospital Emergency Room
Medical Technician - working in Health Clinics and Doctors’ Offices
Medical Technician - working on a Search and Rescue Team
choose this class to be more prepared to handle home crisis
- Registration & college
fees = $236 - $256
uniforms, supplies = $200
Insurance = $15
- Total Costs
= $447 - $521
- (All costs
High school diploma or GED. Student must be 18 years of age to
be certified. Prior education in anatomy, physiology, biology,
chemistry, is recommended, but not required. Current Healthcare Provider CPR Card is required. Current, negative tuberculosis test is also required. Felony convictions
and some driving violations may prevent student from being certified.
The Emergency Medical Technician course is an intensive 16 (or 6) week
(Fall and Spring Semesters) or 6-Week (Summer and Winter Sessions) course
that will provide the students training in the recognition of the
signs and symptoms of illness and traumatic injuries. The course
will consist of classroom lectures, manipulative skills in a lab
setting, and clinical internships. The internships require a minimum
of two (2) twelve-hour shifts in a local emergency room and two
(2) twelve-hour shifts on a transport ambulance.
This program is intended as an introductory course to provide
the student with basic skills and knowledge required to go on to
The EMT course includes 100 hours of classroom instruction as
well as 36 hours of lab (skills) instruction. Student will also
be required to complete 32 hours of field and clinical internship.
A minimum score of 80% is required on the testing portion of this
class. There are no exceptions.
This class meets EMSA regulations and upon successful completion
of the course, students are eligible for certification as an EMT Basic, and are able to register for the National Registry examination.
Course schedules may differ from semester to semester. Please check
the current VVC Schedule for an up to date listing of the days
and times it is offered.
Dave Oleson - EMT Program Coordinator – 760-245-4271,
Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant – 760-245-4271,
Last Modified: 2007-10-18.