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Emergency Medical Technician

Becoming an EMT is an excellent choice to begin a career as an emergency medical provider.  This course is designed to certify students as California State Emergency Medical Technicians and gain employment as an ambulance driver, ambulance attendant, or ER Technician. After successful completion of this course, students will be authorized to take the National Registry (NREMT) examination.  The EMT program is an intensive eighteen-week course or an eight-week summer course. This consists of classroom lectures and manipulative skills practice.  During this course, students will participate in clinical rotations at Hospital and ambulance field experience. Scheduling for the shift will be established by faculty, with every effort made to accommodate the student’s schedule.

The Chaffey College Emergency Medical Technician training program is approved and meets the regulations established by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Administration (EMSA), and by the Inland Counties Medical Association (ICEMA).

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Emergency Medical Provider Certificate

  • EMT-11 is part of the pathway to obtaining the Emergency Medical Provider Certificate of Achievement. EMT-11 Units are also CSU transferable.
  • EMT-11 is part of the Core Requirements for the Professional Firefighter: Associates of Science Degree.

Course Prerequisites EMT-11

  • 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.

Estimated* Course Cost EMT-11

  • Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured, digital copy Flipped Classroom 12e beginning Fall 2022 (required) $297.97
  • EMT Uniform $64.46
  • EMT PPE Kit $24.49
  • Live Scan $64.00 cost varies by service location
  • Corporate Screening $50.00
  • Physical for Clinical Rotations
  • FISDAP Testing Platform $94.50
  • College fees approximate $360.00

Above estimated cost does not include sales tax.  *Prices may change without prior notice.

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.

Course Standards

The course consist of 170 hours and student may be absent for a total of 10%. Upon the successful completion of EMT-11 (80% or higher required to meet the state and national standards per CA CCR Title 22 governing Emergency Medical Technician course standards) and upon successful completion of all course requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Cognitive Examination to become licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician.


Joshua Stapleton
Instructor, Program Director
James Sloan
Instructor, Program Coordinator
(909) 652-6844
Nik Pheng
Chris Cano
Elizabeth Cano
Todd Morehead


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities working as a Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • 911 Calls
  • Inner facility transfers (IFT)
  • Even EMT at concerts, sporting events
  • Hospital Emergency Department
  • Doctors Office
  • Health Clinics
  • Fire Department
  • Fire Department Ambulance Operator (AO)
  • Search and Rescue Teams
  • Fire Line EMT
  • Provide Emergency Medical Services for construction job sites
  • Movie Industry, set medical provider