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​Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

The 3-unit Emergency Medical Responder course (EMT-080) is now a pre-requisite for the 6-unit Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT-084). Both daytime and evening EMR classes will be offered in Fall 2015. The Emergency Medical Responder class is designed to lay the foundation and lead to higher success rates for the traditional EMT class. Note: The Emergency Medical Responder class is listed as EMT-080 in the schedule and catalog.
UPDATE: There will be three EMR Programs offered in the Fall 2015. 

*Note: One of the three EMR Programs offered in Fall 2015 will be a hybrid course. This course will only meet on Friday evenings from 1800 to 2005.
Registration for EMR classes and EMT Programs will be through the normal COD enrollment process via webadvisor.
Mandatory EMT Program information sessions will be conducted as part of the EMT-080 Emergency Medical Responder course.
All prospective EMS students must register PRIOR to the first class session. Attendance is mandatory on the first night of class. Students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the program.
EMS Dress Code: Official dress attire is required for all EMS classes which include a blue EMS polo shirt and black or dark blue BDU type uniform pants. The blue EMS polo shirt is only available at the COD Bookstore. All other items are available at local uniform stores.
All other EMS questions should be directed to the EMS advisors listed below:
James Brakebill:   

Prospective EMS students may also contact the Public Safety Academy at (760) 674-3765

Important Note:
  Prior to attending the mandatory EMT Program information session download the following EMT Packet.
The EMT Refresher course (EMT-085) is for those students who have completed a recognized EMT program and are in the process of renewing their EMT certificate. This course is also for those students needing to review and update information to be qualified to take or retake the NREMT certifying exam as required by the State of California. The next EMT Refresher course will be offered in Fall 2015 on four consecutive Saturdays from October 3, 2015 through October 24, 2015 in PSA 15 from 0800 to 1520.
Registration for EMT Refresher course will be through the normal COD enrollment process via webadvisor.  

EMS Advisors can be reached via email:

Julie Reyes:                                                       

James Brakebill:   ​​​​​