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Emergency Medical Technician

To become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in California, you will need to successfully complete an approved EMT training program. The Chaffey College EMT training program is approved and meets the regulations established by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Administration and by the Inland Counties Medical Association. Becoming an EMT is an excellent choice to begin a career as an emergency medical provider. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of EMTs and paramedics to grow by 15 percent between 2016 and 2026.

Career opportunities working as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) include:

Working for an Ambulance Company:

  • Inner facility Transfers (IFT)
  • Doctors Office
  • Event EMT (Concerts, Sporting events etc.)

Working for Private Medical Providers:

  • Hospital Emergency Department
  • Doctors Office
  • Health Clinics

Working for Local Government:

  • Fire Department
  • Fire Department Ambulance Operator (AO)
  • Search and Rescue Teams
  • Fire Line EMT

Corporate EMS:

  • Provide Emergency Medical Services for construction worksite locations



Fire Technology Department
Business Education Building, BE-107
Phone: 909-652-6839


Chaffey College Emergency Medical Technician Training Program
EMT 11 

Course Prerequisites

  • EMT 405 Emergency Medical Responder or equivalent
  • Student must be 18 years of age by the first day of classes
  • Current American Heart Association, CPR for healthcare provider card is required.
    (Training is provided in EMT 405)

Recommended Courses

  • BIOL 30 Beginning Medical terminology
  • BIOL 424 Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 424L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Mandatory Background Requirement 

Each student will be required to submit to a criminal background verification prior to attending clinical or field shifts. Information of how to complete this process will be provided to the students during the early stages of the class and can only be done through the program-approved vendor. Failure to complete this requirement by the specified date will be grounds for dismissal from the class. 

Failure of the background check may be grounds for dismissal and / or subject to review by the instructor, EMT Program Director, EMT Program Coordinator. 

Information reported will be: County Criminal, Nationwide Sex Offender database, Nationwide Healthcare Fraud / Office of Inspector General Sanctions, Social Security alerts, County of Residence and employment (7 years) and a Department of Motor Vehicle report.

The results are reported directly to the EMS Program Director and / or their designee.

Decisions for immediate removal will be determined by California Health and Safety Code of Regulations, Title 22-Social Security, Division 9-Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, Chapter 6-Process for EMT and Advanced EMT Disciplinary Action, Article 4-Determination and Notification of Action, Section #100214.3-Denial or Revocation of a Certificate, (c) (1-9) and (d) (1-2) 
Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions may prevent the student from participating in hospital clinical rotation, ambulance ride-out, and certification 

*Please note that this information is for the sole purpose of background screening for this school only.