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

Completion of FIRE 796, a 10 unit course, and passing the National Registry Test, 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.

As a prerequisite, students must have one of the following certifications prior to the beginning of the class:
  • "Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)" from the American Heart Association; OR
  • "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)" from the American Heart Association; OR
  • "CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider" from the American Red Cross
These courses include training in Adult, Child & Infant CPR; Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)--Conscious & Unconscious; and AED (automated external defibrillator).

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.