CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY
- Emergency Medical Technician
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
EMTs (previously called EMT-I or Basic) are the backbone of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system throughout the nation, helping to reduce injury severity and death at the scene of an accident or sudden illness and during transportation to a medical facility.
Cosumnes River College's Emergency Medical Technology course(EMT 100) is designed to provide the student with the skills andknowledge to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and is approved by the Sacramento County Health Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services, the certifying agency for Sacramento County. The EMT 100 course completion is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue State of California certification as an EMT. EMT certification from Sacramento County Health Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services is the first step to starting a career working on an ambulance. EMT certification is also a pre-employment requirement for most professional fire departments. Together with varying levels of actualon-the-job experience, it is often required for admission to paramedic training programs throughout the state and country.
State certification has also become an important first step in the career path of students pursuing professions as physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professions, by offering a distinct advantage in patient assessment and critical interventions skills, as well as the ability to obtain valuable work experience. Students must fulfill all requirements set forth by the CRC Allied Health Practicum Guidelines including but not limited to: background clearance, physical examination, immunization, clearance and drug screening. Cosumnes River College's EMT 100 students will gain actual experience by spending hours off-campus inoperating ambulance units and in hospital's emergency departments.
|EMT(1); Emergency Room Technician; Fire Service|
|(With additional training):|
|Paramedic||Emergency Medical Dispatcher|
|Physicians||Physicians Registered Nurses|
- Hands-on experience provided in administering proper emergency medical care
- Preparation for the EMT state certification test
- Recertification for EMT state certification
- First step in pursuing paramedic license
- Hospital emergency room observation time and opportunities to "ride along" in ambulances
NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate's degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor's degree.
For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see www.crc.losrios.edu/pslo