Emergency Medical Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes a good EMT?

    Those who succeed as EMTs usually are seeking a career that is more than just a job, where they can make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. EMTs are also motivated, with self-initiative and have a good work ethic. If you’re seeking a career as a nurse, firefighter, Paramedic or physician, becoming an EMT is a great starting point and foundation. 

  • EMT- Class Schedule:

    The EMT Academy is scheduled during either of the following semester and times:

    • Fall semester (August thru December)
    • Spring Semester (January thru May)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays: from 9:05am – 12:00 and 12:30 - 3:25pm
  • How much does the program cost?
    • 8 Unit Course $368 ($46 per unit for California residents)
    • Textbook $200
    • Skills Manual $20
    • Uniform cost: $200.00
    • Parking fee $4 per day or $45 for parking permit
  • How do I register for the EMT Academy?

    Visit the getting started at LMC link to apply and register at LMC 

  • Is there a uniform requirement?

    A uniform is required. A Uniform vender will be available on site during the orientation and first day of class. Please be prepared to purchase the required uniform.

    The uniform will include pants, EMS boots, polo shirt, belt, sweatshirt and hat with LMC EMT insignia. EMS equipment needed for the class includes a trauma pack, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, pen light and trauma shears. You are also required to purchase a wrist watch with a second hand.

  • What Textbook is used for the EMT Academy?

    It is mandatory for students to purchase the textbook and lab manual for this course. Both books can be purchased at the LMC Library!

    The Professor will email you instructions that will include an instructor access code and or course ID number specific to your course.  This information is sent out approximately four weeks prior to the start of the class. DO NOT purchase this book separately as it needs to contain the correct ISBN number, which includes access codes you will need for this course.

    • Textbook (Mandatory): Emergency Care, with eText 2.0 13th Edition
    • LMC Lab Manual (Mandatory)
  • What should I expect during this course?

    The EMT Course has three components:

    1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education.
    2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (Ambulance/Fire ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts.
    3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

    This course is fast paced through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients in the pre hospital setting. Students are required to pass the National Registry Skills (Psychomotor) Exam. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (Cognitive) Exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

    This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.