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Emergency Medical Care Certificate of Achievement

The Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Certificate of Achievement is designed to offer a full range of both required and elective courses that prepare students for immediate entry into the emergency medical care field. The certificate is structured to ensure gradual, systematic and comprehensive attainment of the practical knowledge, skills and abilities desired by both private and public organizations. It also provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue both paramedic and related degree programs.

Although job ready EMT certification is the overriding goal of the program, the courses offered take into account that many students experience significant difficulty in satisfactorily completing the core 6 unit EMT course without additional preparation. Therefore, a more fundamental 3 unit Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is provided as a prerequisite to the 6 unit EMT course, as well as a required Medical Terminology course. A basic anatomy and physiology course (Your Living Body) is also offered as an advisory to EMR in the list of electives. The certificate also assists both students and emergency medical care providers by offering an ambulance operations course that provides both operator information and driving skills training. Additionally, the certificate addresses today’s communication/information and interpersonal relations work place needs by offering a variety of other highly relevant elective courses.

Required Courses (12 units)

EMT-080
Emergency Medical Responder*
3
HS-61
Medical Terminology
2
EMT-081
Ambulance Operations
1
EMT-084
Emergency Medical Technician
6

Required Electives

Select four courses from the following:

CIS-5
Computer Survival Skills
2
HE-001
Personal & Community Health
3
HS-13
General Nutrition
3
HS-62
Your Living Body*
3
SP-001
Intro to Interpersonal Communications
3
BUMA-94
Business Communications
3
Or ENG-001A
English Composition
4
PSY-001
Intro to Psychology
3
Or PSY-029
Abnormal Psychology
3
Required Courses
 
12
Required Electives
 
11-13
CERTIFICATE TOTAL
 
23-25

*EMT-080 is a prerequisite for EMT-084
*HS-62 is an advisory for EMT-080​​

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