In this nine week course, students will receive basic life support training skills needed to become a certified EMT. The classroom structure is divided into lecture and lab time where students get a hands-on learning experience to practice rescue scenario skills.
Students will have a primary lead instructor on lecture days. During lab time, students will break into groups with several skills instructors who will provide basic life support training on the particular lessons learned that day. Students will learn from practicing EMTs and Paramedics who work in the field everyday.
There are no prerequisites for this course, however, passing CPR in our EMT course is a requirement to pass the course. Students must be at least 18 years of age to take the National Registry written exam once the class is over, so we recommend waiting to take the course until you are 18 years or older.
The EMT course is approved as a provider by the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency.
Through this course participants will receive the following:
CPR certification through the American Heart Association
At least 24 hours of ride along time on an ambulance observing a professional EMT
Quality instruction from trained professionals in the EMS field
Opportunity to network with those who are interested or already working in the EMS field
Preparation on how to take the National Registry Written Exam
This program is ideal for:
People interested in joining the EMS industry
Those seeking the freedom to work outside of an office or cubicle
Individuals who enjoy highly stressful, yet highly rewarding work
People who like a varied schedule
Those who want to save lives
Students who are considering nursing or medical school
EMT-Basic is an entry-level position in the EMS industry. Completing the EMT-Basic course is the first stepping stone into the medical field, offering the basic skills that all clinicians need. An EMT can find employment opportunities in the following areas:
Private ambulance companies
Completing the EMT Course does not guarantee that students will obtain National Registry Certification (NREMT) or a State EMT license. The NREMT/State requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, NREMT requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number), or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet NREMT/State certification requirements.
The CSU will not refund course fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to enrollment that they cannot meet certification/license requirements.
“I really appreciate what the program has done for me. After completing the EMT program, I was able to work two jobs: one as an onsite medic, and another as an ALS right here in Sacramento.
I am now in medical school in the top of my class, in many leadership positions, and looking to pursue a career in surgery. Keep doing what you are doing. You all are making a difference in people’s lives.”
Davis Ewbank, Emergency Medical Technician Courses