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Emergency Medical Technology Program

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) are the first of required courses designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of emergency medical care for the sick and injured. Successful completion of EMT and the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification Exam will allow students to seek out employment as an EMT. Additionally, certification as an EMT is a prerequisite for entrance into a paramedic academy and College of the Desert’s Fire Academy.

College of the Desert offers EMR and EMT classes conducted in a hybrid format using Canvas and the Navigate2 Premiere Learning Management Systems. Students will attend class, complete classwork online and will perform the hands-on skills lab in the classroom.

EMR/EMT Dress Code:

Official dress attire is required for all EMR/EMT classes include a blue EMT polo shirt and dark blue BDU type uniform pants. The blue EMT polo shirt is only available at the COD Bookstore. All other items are available at local uniform stores. Additional information regarding grooming standards will be posted in Canvas.

EMT students will also be required to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) for the duration of the class, complete and pass a DOJ background check, have a medical physical, and be 18 year of age or older by the first day of class. Additional information regarding class requirements will be posted in Canvas.

Students are require to attend and successfully complete Emergency Medical Responder EMT 080. EMR is the prerequisite for Emergency Medical Technician EMT 084/094

Orientation sessions will be offered during class time for current EMR students. Students who have successfully completed EMR, but have not attended an orientation, will need to attend a mandatory orientation session. Below are the dates and times for the EMT 084/094 Orientation Sessions:

EMT Refresher Course (EMT 085):

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. A uniform is not required for this class.

Registration

Registration for EMT Refresher Course will be through the normal COD enrollment process via Webadvisor. Class starts 03/18/2019 and ends 04/27/2019

EMT Ambulance Operator Course (EMT 081):

EMT 081 provides skills and training on the operation of an ambulance. A uniform is not required for this class.

Registration

Registration for EMT Refresher course will be through the normal COD enrollment process via Webadvisor. Class starts 03/18/2019 and ends 04/27/2019

Questions

For other questions or information, please contact:

Chantae M. Wilson

EMS Program Director

Phone:

760-776-7313

Email:

chwilson@collegeofthedesert.edu

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