Emergency Medical Technician

About the Program
  • The program is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only. No Summer course is offered.
  • Lecture is on-campus Tuesdays from 2:15pm until 6:45pm. Student should come to class having read the assigned chapters and be prepared to participate in the review.
  • Labs are on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays and are mandatory. The student will come to lab prepared to practice skills after having watched and reviewed all videos assigned prior to coming to lab.
  • Social distancing, masks and hand washing/disinfecting will be enforced during lab as well as cleaning equipment regularly and donning and doffing gloves between stations. The student will arrive to campus with no symptoms of cold or flu or ill feeling, complete a SBCC health screening prior to arriving on campus. Labs are held outside in the fresh open air.
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the EMT course students will be able to:

  • Describe three critical elements in the initial management of shock.
  • Distinguish relevant from irrelevant data in identifying the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure.
  • Perform correct CPR technique in a simulated cardiac arrest.
  • Identify the correct order of airway techniques for the EMT.
Total estimated costs for EMT Program - $1,000-$1,500

There will be expenses incurred with this class to be compliant with the EMT program as outlined by National Registry of EMTs as well as State and Local guidelines and our contracted hospital and ambulance affiliates for clinical hours. Please see below for the list and approximate costs.

General Requirements:
  • No Cost.

    Must be 18 years old by the fourth week of class.

  • $280

    See Cashier's website for due dates, additional fees and for out-of-state students.

  • $200-$500

    Must be bought by the first week of class.

  • $65

    Must have a valid CPR Card by the first week of class.

    Must be AHA BLS Provider or Red Cross CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

    NOTE: No other cards will be accepted. Online courses are not accepted. A hybrid course with in-person skills testing is accepted as long as it is one of the two (2) courses above. Click here for possible courses.

  • $97

    Must register during the first week of class.
    Drug panel must be completed by third week of class. Specific location will be announced.

    • This will automatically begin your background check.
    • This will order your paid 10 panel drug urine test.
    • This will keep track of all your health records once entered.

    NOTE: DO NOT COMPLETE A BG or DRUG PANEL PRIOR TO CLASS. Information will be provided

  • See below for costs and due dates:

    SBCC EMT Polo Shirt
    Black or Navy Blue EMS Cargo Pants
    Blact Belt
    Black Canvas Shoes or EMS Workboots


    Polo shirt must be paid for by first week of class.
    Everything Else:
    Fall Semester - October 1
    Spring Semester - March 1

Health Requirements:
  • $50-$100

    Must use the EMT Physical Exam Form.

    Fall Semester - September 20
    Spring Semester - February 20

  • Cost Varies. Check pharmacies, clinics, Costco, primary care doctor. Check local locations.

    Fall Semester - September 20
    Spring Semester - February 20

    • (2) Varicella or Titer (blood test) with value greater than 1.10 (>1.10)*
    • (2) MMR or Titer (blood test) with value greater than 1.10 (>1.10)*
    • TB Test (PPD or quantiFERRON) or chest X-Ray if positive TB test within one (1) year
    • TDaP within last ten (10) years
    • COVID-19 REQUIRED - Fully vaccinated (1st, 2nd, Booster(s)) - NO Exceptions
    • HEP B Series (optional)
    • Flu Vaccine (optional)

    *Boosters may be needed if both vaccines are not documented or immune range falls below 1.10


    NOTE: All blood tests (titers) must be a valid lab report.  No handwritten values accepted.

    Vaccine documentation may be (1) on a valid immunization record form, (2) a doctor printout, or (3) doctor may write in vaccine dates on the EMT physical exam form and must provide a signature.

  • $80

    After successful course completion to obtain your EMT Certification

  • $191

    After successful course completion to obtain your EMT Certification


Contact EMT

(805) 965-0581 ext. 3502