Fire Technology at College of San Mateo - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
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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. 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 are required to apply for entrance to the course and 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 18 years old prior to the end of the 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.

Note: Starting January 2022, students attending classes on campus will need to submit proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please visit this page for more information.

Fall 2022 Application Submission Window:  Monday, June 6 - Friday, July 15, 2022
  • 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 the applicant will be notified.


More information about applying to the EMT course (download both documents)
Instructions for EMT Application
EMT Application