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

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. This is an 11 unit course with a $175 materials fee. For more information about enrollment fees, visit the Fees page.

The EMT Basic course is offered twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. Class meets Tuesday and Friday (1110 - 1800) for 20 weeks during each offering. The fall offerings begin before the regular semester, and the spring offerings end after the regular semester.

Students are required to maintain a grade average of 80% or better throughout the course to remain in the class and 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 recommended vaccinations for healthcare workers.

Spring 2021 Application Submission Window:  Monday, November 9 - Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Application packets will be accepted during the dates above or until the class fills, whichever happens first.
  • Packets received outside of these dates will not be considered, and will be returned to the applicant.


Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, we will be taking a smaller number of students for the Spring 2021 course

Please download both documents

Spring 2021 EMT Course Application
Spring 2021 EMT Course Application Requirements