Emergency Medical Technician

Students completing the emergency medical technician (EMT) program receive a skill award and are prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) licensing examination. With a passing score on the NREMT, students are eligible for California license as an EMT and can begin work as an EMT. Throughout the program students are educated and encouraged to continue on the emergency medical services career ladder. Students must be a high school graduate or (GED) equivalent, 18 years of age on or before the first day of classroom instruction and have no felony convictions.


NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Laicans, Albert PC 204626-914-8755alaicans@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Noemi Barajas (Interim Health Sciences Director)
Administrative Secretary
Elisa MacDuff
Division Office
PC 204
Division Phone Number

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Use correct medical terminology and nomenclature in the correct context in order to effectively communicate health/medical information and concepts to others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of EMS and other healthcare providers.
  • Calculate various I.V. drip rates for patients undergoing I.V. therapy.
  • Develop problem solving and self-assessment skills and make appropriate decisions regarding a variety of procedural situations.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies related to various body systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with patients and work effectively as a member of the emergency medical services team.
  • Discuss various EMS systems both local/state and international.
  • Develop the ability to use and adapt to current technology used in emergency medical services practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of administering patient prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the current duties of an EMT, practicing within scope of practice.

HEAL 100
Emergency Medical Services Career Preparation
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Health Sciences 100 is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin an entry-level career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other allied health-related fields of patient care. This course provides beginning concepts of preparatory sciences directly related to the care of sick and injured persons. It also covers the basic knowledge and skills necessary for American Heart Association (AHA) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment into the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Program. Material fee.

HEAL 161
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
7 Units (AA/AS)
108 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): HEAL 100 or concurrent enrollment.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

The entry-level course in emergency training for those involved in Emergency Medical Services.