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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course (EMT 113, 113L) is to train rescue workers and personnel (ambulance drivers and attendants, firefighters, police officers, etc.) to render emergency medical care using proper techniques of care and transportation.

Upon satisfactory completion of the courses, the student is eligible for a Southwestern College Certificate of Completion, and examination for California Certification.

Three basic steps to becoming an Emergency Medical Technician:

  1. First Semester: EMT 101 and 109 - First Responder/Emergency Medical Responder (3 units)
  2. Second Semester: EMT 113 and 113L - EMT Basic (8 units)
  3. National Registry Test (Practical skills and written exam)