Victor Valley College

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The field of pre hospital care is an exciting extension of the medical profession. The Emergency Medical Technician 1 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


  • Emergency Medical Technician - working on an Ambulance
  • Emergency Medical Technician - working in a Hospital Emergency Room
  • Emergency Medical Technician - working in Health Clinics and Doctors’ Offices
  • Emergency Medical Technician - working on a Search and Rescue Team
  • Others choose this class to be more prepared to handle home crisis and emergencies


  • Registration & college fees = $236 - $256
  • Books, uniforms, supplies = $250
  • Liability Insurance = $13
  • Total Costs = $499 - $519
  • (All costs are approximate.)


High school diploma or GED. Student must be 18 years of age to be certified. Prior education in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, or CPR is encouraged but is not required. Felony convictions and some driving violations may prevent student from being certified.

The Emergency Medical Technician course is an intensive 16-week (regular semester) or 8-Week (Summer and Winter semesters) 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) eight hour shifts in a local emergency room and two (2) eight 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 Paramedic training.

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-1.
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.


Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant – 760-245-4271, Ext. 2463

Last Modified: 2019-10-29.