Training to provide emergency care and transport to those in need
A current American Heart Association Card for HCP (Health Care Provider) is a prerequisite for the EMT Program. Successful completion of EMS 14 meets this requirement.
Please have the documents below completed before attending the first class.
Physical Clearance Form (PDF)
An EMT is an Emergency Medical Technician, a professional health-care provider who renders emergency care to sick and injured patients. EMTs are trained at Los Medanos College to provide basic life support at the scene of an emergency, treat patients during transport, and monitor patients during interfacility transfer within an organized EMS system. Completion of the EMT course qualifies you to take the national certification exam administered by the National Registry of EMTs.
There are many jobs available to EMTs. Most begin working on an ambulance, often starting with BLS Transport before moving into the 911 system. An EMT may also work as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (a type of 911 operator), in private industry, in law enforcement, or as an Emergency Room Technician in a hospital. EMT is also a prerequisite to attend the LMC Fire Academy or work for most fire departments. Some EMTs go on to attain more education in medicine by attending Nursing School or becoming a paramedic.
A paramedic is an advanced life support provider. Paramedics have more training, a higher skill level, and an advanced scope of practice as compared to EMTs, but all paramedics must start as EMTs. Paramedics are trained in intravenous (IV) therapy, advanced airway management, and medication administration. LMC does not offer a paramedic program, but there are local options available for this training.
Certification Exam Results