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Emergency Medical Technician

The EMT program course is an intensive 18-week course or 8-week (summer) course. Course schedules may differ from semester to semester, please check the current Chaffey College schedule for a current listing of the days and times the EMT course will be offered. This course will provide the student with training in the recognition of the signs and symptoms of illness and traumatic injuries, as well as perform life-saving skills.

The EMT course will consist of 170 hours of classroom lectures, online content, manipulative skills practice, clinical and ambulance field experience. Scheduling for the shift will be established by faculty, with every effort made to accommodate student work schedule. The field 48-36 hours field experience will be completed outside of scheduled classroom

This course is intended as an introductory course to provide the student with basic skills and knowledge required to be employed as an Emergency Medical Technician. Upon meeting all prerequisites, the EMT may advance to the next provider level, Paramedic Training.
Program Cost**

Unit and School Fee's: $373.00 (without optional fees)
Parking Permit: $25.00 (not needed for CVAS or FHS)
EMT Uniform: $65.00
Live Scan: $70.00-$100.00 (depending on location)
Corporate Screening: $55.00
Flipped Classroom Digital Textbook: $236.85
Medical Screening: TBA
PPE Kit: $17.69 (campus store)
**The above cost can change without prior notice; information will be provided at the beginning of the course.

To become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of 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 (www.emsa.ca.gov), and by the Inland Counties Medical Association (ICEMA) (www.sbcounty.gov/icema/).

A minimum overall score of 80% is required to pass the classroom module. Additionally, EMT National Registry skills testing students must have a 100% pass rate for successful course completion. Upon successful completion of the course components, students are required to take a Comprehensive Readiness examination, a minimum score of 70% or higher is required. Students will have two attempts to achieve the minimum score required. Upon successful completion of the Readiness examination, students will be recommended for National Registry Cognitive Testing.

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James Sloan
Instructor-Paramedic, Program Coordinator
(909) 652-6844
Nik Pheng
Instructor-Paramedic, Program Director
Joshua Stapleton
Instructor-Paramedic, Clinical Director
Michael McGinnis
Christopher Cano
Corey Lynch


Mandatory Background Requirement

This information is for the sole purpose of background screening for this
school only.

Each student will be required to submit to a criminal background verification prior to attending clinical or field shifts. Information on how to complete this process will be provided to 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.

Information reported will be: County Criminal, National Sex Offender database, Nationwide Healthcare Fraud, Office of Inspector General Sanctions, Social Security alerts, County of Residence and Employment (7 years) and a DMV report. The results are reported directly 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 Actions, 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 a student from participating in hospital clinical rotation, ambulance ride-out, and final certification. Students with a conviction may complete the classroom portion for a final grade from Chaffey College, but will not be qualify for National Registry Testing.