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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

All prospective EMT 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.

EMT Dress Code:

Official dress attire is required for all EMT classes which include a blue EMT polo shirt and black or 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.

Other Questions

All other EMT questions should be directed to the EMS advisors listed below:

James Brakebill: jbrakebill@collegeofthedesert.edu

Prospective EMT 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 Packet has been updated and will be available ASAP.


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 dates will be announced in the near future.

Registration for EMT Refresher course will be through the normal COD enrollment process via WebAdvisor.

EMT Advisors can be reached via email:

James Brakebill: jbrakebill@collegeofthedesert.edu