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

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. EMT: Basic 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. The class meets Tuesdays and Fridays (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 interested in participating in the course must possess a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare professionals at the time of application. Students are also required to be 18 years old prior to the end of the course. Submission of a prerequisite verification packet is required prior to attending the EMT: Basic course.

Check with the American Heart Association for their list of upcoming classes.

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

Prerequisite Verification Packet Submission Window:  Submission dates for the fall 2023 offering will be announced in May 2023.
  • Verification packets will be accepted during the dates above or until the class fills, whichever happens first.
  • Verification packets received outside of these dates will not be considered and the submitter will be notified by email.

More information about participating in the EMT course
Instructions for EMT Prerequisite Verification Packet