Program Overview

This program represents the first phase of training in the Emergency Medical Technician career structure. The course covers all techniques of emergency equipment and supplies considered within the responsibilities of the EMT-I. In addition to didactic and skills training on campus, the course includes observation in a local hospital Emergency Room and a ride-along rotation with a local ambulance company.

To receive a certificate students must achieve a minimum grade of C in the course and satisfactory completion of the clinical component and required skills testing.

Students admitted to the program are required to complete a satisfactory physical examination, immunization documentation verifying freedom of communicable disease, and a social security referenced background check.

Certification Eligibility Requirements: Successful com pletion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Technician. Current CPR credential for health care providers and have demonstrated competence in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) skills. Successful completion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) psychomotor exam. For more information, visit

Skyline College's Emergency Medical Technician Program is accredited by:

San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services Agencies
225 37th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
Telephone: (650) 573-2564

Program Requirements

Required Course Units
EMC. 410 Emergency Medical Technician 8 units
Total Required Units: 8