Traditional EMT Training Sessions

The Traditional EMT Course is a comprehensive program that includes 172 hours of instruction, with a minimum of 148 didactic hours (including 24 hours of psychomotor training). In addition to classroom learning, students must also complete 24 hours of clinical/externship rotations and document at least 10 patient contacts. These requirements may be subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

This course is designed to meet the guidelines of the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum and the National EMS Education Standards. It also meets the education standards set by the California EMS Authority.

Throughout the course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with various medical conditions and injuries. The curriculum covers topics such as the emergency medical services system, the role of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and considerations for working in the prehospital setting and transporting patients.

Cost: $1,195.00 (Financing Available) and Includes All Books/Supplies and Materials

Students generally meet two day per week for 4 hours in the evening.

You can register for the course, by Clicking Here. Please complete the Program Packet to assist you with meeting the requirements prior to class and beginning externships.

Subjects Covered in the EMT Course

Course Introduction and OverviewEmergency Medical Care Systems, Research and Public HealthWorkforce Safety and Wellness of the EMTMedical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
DocumentationCommunicationLifting and Moving PatientsLab: Lifting and Moving Patients
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical TerminologyPathophysiologyLife Span DevelopmentAirway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation
Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History TakingScene Size-UpPatient AssessmentPharmacology and Medication Administration
Shock and ResuscitationRespiratory EmergenciesCardiovascular EmergenciesAltered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
Seizures and SyncopeAcute Diabetic EmergenciesAnaphylactic ReactionsToxicologic Emergencies
Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and Renal EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesSubmersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving EmergenciesBehavioral Emergencies
Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma SystemBleeding and Soft Tissue TraumaBurnsMusculoskeletal Trauma
Head TraumaSpinal Column and Spinal Cord TraumaEye, Face, and Neck TraumaChest Trauma
Abdominal and Genitourinary TraumaMultisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient PopulationsObstetrics and Care of the NewbornPediatrics
GeriatricsPatients with Special ChallengesAmbulance Operations and Air Medical ResponseGaining Access and Patient Extrication
Hazardous MaterialsMultiple Casualty Incidents and Incident ManagementResponse to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

Upon completing the EMT program, students should have a strong foundation in the roles and responsibilities of an EMT, including personal safety and wellness, medical-legal and ethical issues, and the ability to function under medical direction and within the scope of practice. They should also be able to effectively assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and injuries, using principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, and therapeutic communication. In addition, students should be proficient in performing immediate life-saving interventions, such as managing a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.

Finally, students should be able to respond to and manage a range of emergency medical services situations, including ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and situations involving weapons of mass destruction. They should also be competent in the use of hemostatic dressings, naloxone administration, epinephrine administration, glucometer use, and tactical casualty care principles. Overall, the EMT program aims to prepare students to provide safe and effective prehospital care to patients in a variety of settings.

Questions? Call or Text (800) 728-0209