Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): FTEC-144

Program Information

Welcome to the El Camino College EMT program! Emergency Medical Technicians are professional medical responders that have the opportunity to help ill and injured patients in various scenes and emergency situations. EMT principles that are covered throughout this course include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership, communication, safety, situational awareness, scene size-up, problem-solving, decision making, patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students learn about the practices and procedures through lecture, skills lab, simulations, role-playing, tactical decision games and 24 hours of field experience.  Students who successfully complete all 170 hours with an overall grade of 80% (B) or better will qualify to take the NREMT computerized adaptive test, and then once successfully passed, go on to become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

EMT Core Values

Integrity - Compassion - Accountability - Respect - Empathy (I CARE)


EMT Course Documents


EMT Skills Videos 

  1. Vital Signs
  2. CPR AED
  3. BVM & Suctioning
  4. Oxygen Administration
  5. Medical Patient Assessment - Flu
  6. Medical Patient Assessment - Stroke
  7. Bleeding Control
  8. Splint Application
  9. Sling & Swathe Application
  10. Long Spine Board SMR
  11. Trauma Patient Assessment
  12. Emergency Delivery


EMT Certification

El Camino College EMT Program provides each student that successfully completes the 170-hour course with an EMT Course Completion Certificate, EMT skills verification and authorization to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

It is the student's responsibility to successfully pass a computer-based adaptive EMT test through the NREMT in order to receive a National EMT Certification:

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

It is the student's responsibility to provide Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) with all required application materials including El Camino College EMT Course Completion Certificate, NREMT certification, a LiveScan request service and associated fees:

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency 


EMT Course Prerequisite 

Students MUST provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross:

American Heart Association

American Red Cross


EMT Course Requirements

  • Students must be in proper uniform throughout the class which includes shaving, covering all tatoos, and removing all jewelry. Students will wear navy colored pants, a white uniform shirt and black leather boots. Students may purchase their uniform at: 
      • LA Uniforms & Tailoring 15625 Hawthorne Blvd Suite D, Lawndale, CA 90260
      • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
      • Phone: (424) 456-7539
  • Proof of physical ability and current vaccinations are required for a student to participate in clinical rotations. Students will be required to upload all required documentation to our record management website for review prior to the scheduling of any clinical rotations. Proof of immunizations, including: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, Hepatitis B and a negative Tuberculosis test.

EMT Clinical Experience Requirements


Ambulance Ride-Along Information

McCormick Ambulance Service (Station 8)
11184 California Avenue, Lynwood, CA 90262

(All McCormick shifts are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Student MUST bring completed McCormick Forms, Clinical Packet, PCRs, ID card, and equipment.


Hospital Emergency Department Information

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Emergency Department
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503

(Shifts are scheduled from either 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.)
Student MUST bring Clinical Packet, PCRs, ID card, and equipment.


Additional Requirements

Los Angeles County EMSA requires that you complete the following online courses prior to being certified as an EMT: