Emergency Medical Technician
A full-semester length Emergency Medical Technician Program will be offered at College of the Desert in Spring 2014. Class meets every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Class will be held in PSA 19A. Registration for the EMT program will be through the College Admissions Office/Web Advisor. There will also be a fee-based Summer/2013 and Fall/2013 sessions available through the COD-PaCE center. Please attend one of the mandatory Information sessions listed below.
Information Sessions for Emergency Medical Technician
This is a mandatory information session for those students wishing to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician Program. For students unable to attend an information session please see the * below.
During this session the student will obtain medical forms and information to be completed prior to the first day of the program. The student will also learn program requirements concerning uniforms, class meetings and homework assignments.
All prospective students MUST attend an information session. All prospective students MUST register PRIOR to the first class session. Attendance is mandatory the first night of class or the student will be dropped from the program.
Students will need to bring a writing utensil, paper, and any questions one might have.
(Note: Please be on time. Students arriving late will be referred to the next information session.)
Information session dates:
Monday, July 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Information sessions will be held at the COD/PaCE (Partnership and Community Education) center located at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Palm Desert, CA. The mall is located at 72-840 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA. The entrance to PaCE is located on the north side of the mall, west of the movie theatres. Please call to reserve your seat at (760) 776-7420 or (760) 862-1367.
*For students unable to attend an information session, the packet is attached below:
EMT INFORMATION SESSION.pdf
Please complete the packet entirely with all attachments and bring with you to the first night of scheduled class.
If you have a conviction record containing anything other than minor traffic violations please see the following linked document for particular Penal Code sections that apply to health care occupations.
EMT Preparatory courses:
Beginning April 24, 2013 there will be basic preparatory courses for students intending to go into Emergency Medical Technician or other medical careers. These courses are 24 hour courses that will introduce the student to Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Basic Cardiology and Rhythm Interpretation.
Each course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm for two weeks .
Medical Terminology: Dates to be announced.
Anatomy and Physiology: Dates to be announced.
Cardiology: Dates to be announced.
These courses are designed for the student wishing to prepare themselves for the demanding courses requiring this information.
Emergency Medical Technicians needing to renew their certification will be able to obtain Continuing Educational Units for these courses under Instructor Based or Lecture Based CEU’s.
For more information or to register for these courses please call the PaCE Center at 1-760-636-7941.
Fee-based sessions for Summer/2013 EMT training will be held at the College of the Desert PaCE Center.
Students will be responsible for the required textbook, equipment, background check, and medical clearance. Students will be eligible to obtain college credits after completing the program.
Class fees will be $1,499. Registration for the EMT program will be through the COD PaCE Center. Registration Link
COD-PaCE Fall 2013: 14 week sessions
Session 2: Begins: Aug 19, 2013 Ends: Nov 20, 2013
Session 3: Begins: Nov 25, 2013 Ends: Mar 18, 2014
During this course there will be a 2 week break to allow for the Holidays. There will be no class meeting after Dec. 17, 2013 The class meetings will resume on Jan. 6, 2014. There will be limited staff available at the PaCE Center.
These courses are based on the number of students enrolled with a limit of 25 students per course.
Registration for the EMT program will be through the COD PaCE Center. Registration Link
NOTE: All COD PaCE Center courses are fee based.
EMT REFRESHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
EMT Refresher - Four consecutive Sundays. Total 36 hours: Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Next Class starts: Oct. 5,12,19,26, 2013.
Registration for the EMT Refresher course will be through the COD PaCE Center. Registration Link
Advisor can ONLY be reached via email: Carol Giannini: firstname.lastname@example.org