Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) conduct noninvasive interventions to help save lives and reduce harm at emergency sites. They can do everything a responder does, plus they have the skills needed to transport patients safely. In many places, EMTs provide the majority of out-of-hospital care.

Overview

Emergency Medical Technician Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate

For the certificate, a student must complete EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) successfully. This course, for which the prerequisite is successful completion of EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder, will prepare students to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) Exam as required by the state of California for certification. Certification enables students to qualify for employment with ambulance services, fire or rescue services, search and rescue crews, ski patrol, or related pre-hospital emergency care positions.

Program Information

The School of Health Sciences offers a Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). For the certificate, a student must complete EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) successfully. Prior to taking EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) students must successfully complete EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder. 

EMT are professional medical responders that have the opportunity to transport and care for patients in various scenarios and emergency situations.  EMT principles that are covered throughout this program include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership, communication, safety, situational awareness, scene size-up, decision making, patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students learn about the practices and procedures through lecture, skills lab, simulations, role-playing, tactical decision games and 24 hours of field experience. Student who successfully complete all 170 hours with an overall grade of 80% (B) or better will qualify to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) computerized adaptive test as required by the state of California for certification. Certification enables students to qualify for employment with ambulance services, fire or rescue services, search and rescue crews, ski patrol, or related pre-hospital emergency.

EMT Core Values

Integrity – Compassion – Accountability – Respect – Empathy (I-CARE)

EMT Certification

Solano College EMT Program provides each student that successfully completes the 170 hour course with an EMT Course Completion Certificate, EMT skills verification and authorization to test with the NREMT. 

It is the student’s responsibility to successfully pass a computer-based adaptive EMT test through the NREMT in order to receive a National EMT Certification: 

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

It is the student’s responsibility to provide Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC) with all required application materials, including Solano College EMT Course Completion Certificate, NREMT certification, a LiveScan request service and associated fees:

Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC)

EMT Course Requirements

Students MUST provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) before attending campus skills sessions. An AHA BLS course will be offered in the EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder course. 

Students must be in proper uniform throughout the class which includes shaving, covering all tattoos, and removing jewelry. Students will wear navy colored pants, black belt, uniform polo and black leather boots. A plain black or navy-blue jacket or sweater may be worn (no logos or hoodies). Student may purchase their uniform at: 

Ad Special T’s

(707) 452 – 7272

202 Bella Vista Rd
Vacaville, CA 95687

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9:00am-5:00pm

Proof of physical ability and current vaccinations are required for a student to participate in clinical rotations. Students will be required to upload all required documentation to our record management website for review prior to scheduling any clinical rotations. Proof of immunizations, including: COVID-19, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, Hepatitis B and a negative Tuberculosis test. In addition, students must agree to following all company regulations, policies and procedures during clinical rotations. 

Additional Documents

Overview

Emergency Medical Technician Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate

For the certificate, a student must complete EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) successfully. This course, for which the prerequisite is successful completion of EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder, will prepare students to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) Exam as required by the state of California for certification. Certification enables students to qualify for employment with ambulance services, fire or rescue services, search and rescue crews, ski patrol, or related pre-hospital emergency care positions.

Program Information

The School of Health Sciences offers a Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). For the certificate, a student must complete EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) successfully. Prior to taking EMT 112 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) students must successfully complete EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder. 

EMT are professional medical responders that have the opportunity to transport and care for patients in various scenarios and emergency situations.  EMT principles that are covered throughout this program include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership, communication, safety, situational awareness, scene size-up, decision making, patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students learn about the practices and procedures through lecture, skills lab, simulations, role-playing, tactical decision games and 24 hours of field experience. Student who successfully complete all 170 hours with an overall grade of 80% (B) or better will qualify to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) computerized adaptive test as required by the state of California for certification. Certification enables students to qualify for employment with ambulance services, fire or rescue services, search and rescue crews, ski patrol, or related pre-hospital emergency.

 

EMT Core Values

Integrity – Compassion – Accountability – Respect – Empathy (I-CARE)

 

EMT Certification

Solano College EMT Program provides each student that successfully completes the 170 hour course with an EMT Course Completion Certificate, EMT skills verification and authorization to test with the NREMT. 

It is the student’s responsibility to successfully pass a computer-based adaptive EMT test through the NREMT in order to receive a National EMT Certification: 

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

It is the student’s responsibility to provide Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC) with all required application materials, including Solano College EMT Course Completion Certificate, NREMT certification, a LiveScan request service and associated fees:

Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC)

 

EMT Course Requirements 

Students MUST provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) before attending campus skills sessions. An AHA BLS course will be offered in the EMT 128 Emergency Medical Responder course. 

Students must be in proper uniform throughout the class which includes shaving, covering all tattoos, and removing jewelry. Students will wear navy colored pants, black belt, uniform polo and black leather boots. A plain black or navy-blue jacket or sweater may be worn (no logos or hoodies). Student may purchase their uniform at: 

Ad Special T’s

(707) 452 – 7272

202 Bella Vista Rd
Vacaville, CA 95687

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9:00am-5:00pm

Proof of physical ability and current vaccinations are required for a student to participate in clinical rotations. Students will be required to upload all required documentation to our record management website for review prior to scheduling any clinical rotations. Proof of immunizations, including: COVID-19, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, Hepatitis B and a negative Tuberculosis test. In addition, students must agree to following all company regulations, policies and procedures during clinical rotations. 

 

Additional Documents

Incident Command System (ICS-100)

National Incident Management System (NIMS-700)

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