E.M.T. Program

Southwestern College
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:

  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 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

County of San Diego, Emergency Medical Services has switched to an online credentialing process.
All initial and renewal applications for EMT, Paramedic, MICN, and other designations are now submitted and processed using CoSD LEMSIS Licensing Portal. 

How To Claim your LEMSIS Account (PDF)      CoSD LEMSIS Licensing Portal

Links to County EMS Forms and Information:

EMT Renewal Cycles Eff. July 2017

EMT Initial Handout

EMT Certification Requirements PowerPoint

Live Scan Application

EMT Credentialing Exclusions

EMT Renewal Handout

EMT Reinstatement (6 -12 months lapsed)

EMT Reinstatement (12+ months lapsed)

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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