Emergency Medical Technician Program
Higher Education Center, Otay Mesa
Office: 4105A Phone: 619-216-6760
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:
- First Semester: EMT 101 and 109 - First Responder/Emergency Medical Responder (3 units)
- Second Semester: EMT 113 and 113L - EMT Basic (8 units)
- National Registry of EMTs practical skills and written exams
VETERANS: Military members with medical training should look at the California EMS Authority website to see if they are eligible to challenge the EMT course: Veteran_Pathways_to_EMS_Certification_and_Licensure