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.

The EMT class meets Tuesday and Friday (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.

Spring 2020 Application Submission Window:  Monday, November 4 - Friday, December 20, 2019 OR until the class has filled, whichever happens first.
  • 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.

EMT Course Application Requirements
Application for Spring 2020 EMT Course