Fire Technology at College of San Mateo - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Completion of FIRE 797 and passing the National Registry Examination, provides the student with a National Registry certificate as an EMT. This course is also required as a prerequisite for students who want to continue on with paramedic training.

The EMT class meets Tuesdays and Fridays (1110 - 1800) for 19 weeks each fall and spring semester. The fall offerings begin before the regular semester, and the spring offerings end after the regular semester. Students are required to hold at least a "B" average (80%) or better, throughout the course to be eligible for the National Registry Examination.

Students must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to the beginning of the class:
  • American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • Red Cross' Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
Check with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross for their list of upcoming classes.

Students will also need to submit proof that they have received the vaccinations recommended for healthcare workers.

Effective Fall 2018:  EMT students will be required to apply to the EMT course each semester.

EMT course application submission window:  June 4 - July 26, 2018
  • Application packets will be accepted during the dates above or until the class fills, whichever happens first.
  • Packets received before the submission window opens will be returned to sender

EMT Application for Fall 2018
EMT Course Application Requirements