The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is designed to prepare individuals to render pre hospital Basic Life Support (BLS) care at the scene of an emergency and during transport of the sick and injured. Instruction will cover the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (attitude) aspects of pre-hospital EMS, with the goal of developing proficient and compassionate emergency healthcare professionals who conduct themselves with integrity and humility.
Emergency Medical Technician Program Requirements
Summer 2022 Requirements:
EMT students will be required to obtain the following titers/immunizations/vaccines in order to complete program clinical requirements. It is highly encouraged to get started as soon as you are registered for EMT207 and EMT 207C.
- Physical/Health Exam
- TB skin test (to be completed prior to receiving COVID-19 Booster to avoid delays)
- Hepatitis B vaccine/immunity
- COVID-19 vaccine (including booster)
More details regarding required physical/immunizations/titers can be found on the
Students will need to provide evidence of vaccination status not only for enrollment into the EMT course but also to take courses at the college that are in person or hybrid. For details regarding vaccination status, please visit the link here.
Students will also be required to complete a background/drug test.
Have valid BLS card through the American Heart Association (no other providers accepted).
Provide evidence of medical health insurance.
Failure to complete any of the EMT program requirements/deadlines provided to students will result in being dropped from the course.
FALL 2022 EMT Program Admission Requirements
Prerequisites to the EMT program:
- Must attend an Information Session (See information session dates and times below).
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Apply to Saddleback College to become a student (must have a student ID number in order to submit a EMT program application).
- Must have an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider CPR card, valid for the duration of the program.
- Complete health requirements - More information will be given during information session.
- Students must show proof of personal health insurance.
- Complete/Clear Background check - More information will be given during information session.
- Complete/Clear Drug Screen - More information will be given during information session.
EMT Fall 2022 Information Sessions
Applicants to the Saddleback College EMT Program must attend one of the following information sessions (must attend 45-minutes out of 60-minutes for credit). We also encourage anyone else interested in learning more about the program to attend.
|May 24, 2022||4:00 pm -5:00 pm||Register here|
|May 25, 2022||9:00 am- 10:00 am||Register here|
|May 25, 2022||4:00 pm -5:00 pm||Register here|
|May 26, 2022||4:00 pm -5:00 pm||Register here|
- Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the information session
- Times and dates are subject to change
- You do not need to be enrolled at Saddleback College to attend information session
Saddleback College EMT Program information
Upon successful completion of EMT 207/207C and the NREMT examination, the student will be eligible for certification as an EMT. There are additional requirements and costs for certification that will be discussed in class, or you may call the Orange County Emergency Medical Services Agency (OCEMS) for more information. Employment opportunities are available with ambulance companies, in hospitals and with other organizations such as ski patrol and lifeguards.
Other EMT Educations Opportunities
If you plan to become a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP), you will need at least one year of full time work experience as an EMT, ideally on an ambulance that responds to 911 calls. Saddleback College offers a Paramedic Preparatory Course (EMT 219), which is highly recommended if you are planning to enroll in the Paramedic Program, and which can also be used to meet EMT Continuing Education requirements.
***Don’t forget you must apply for a degree or certificate at Saddleback College. These are not automatically issued. You MUST apply for them. Please review the links provided below for further information.***
Graduation / Degree and Certificate Information | Saddleback College
If you're completing degree, certificate, transfer, or occupational skills program at Saddleback College, you need to apply for the award within your MySite Profile. It is not automatically awarded to you.
Apply for a Degree, Certificate, or Occupational Skills Award | Saddleback College
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Monday - Thursday
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8:30am to 2:00pm
Students may be eligible for financial aid. If interested in applying, please visit Saddleback College's Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office https://www.saddleback.edu/fao
National Registry (NREMT)
Orange County EMS Agency
California EMS Authority EMT Information
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