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 twice a week (1110 - 1800) for the entire 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:
  • American Heart Association - "BLS for Healthcare Providers" or 
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers"
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.