Emergency Medical Technician
Our EMT program is an intensive eighteen-week course or an eight-week summer course. This consists of classroom lectures as well as clinical and ambulance field experience. Scheduling for the shift will be established by faculty, with every effort made to accommodate the student work schedule.
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Mandatory Background Requirement
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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.