Emergency Medical Services

The Shasta College EMT training program is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2 and has been approved by Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS (SSVEMS), the Local EMS Agency for Shasta County as defined by the California Health and Safety Code 

EMT training program  pre-requisite:  "CPR for the professional rescuer" or "Healthcare Provider CPR" per the current standards of the American Heart Association;  must be 18 years old before the last class session. 

Class meetings:  Class meets weekly in a four-hour session.  FIVE ALL-DAY SATURDAY SESSIONS are scheduled, as well, for the campus classes and the dates will be listed in the schedule.  Attendance is required. 

Observation time:  Ten hours of observation time is required with five documented patient contacts.   Note:  Students are not allowed into the clinical areas until they have submitted proof of compliance with a standardized background check.  This is done at the student's expense. 

National Registry of EMT's (NREMT):  The State of California has designated the EMT Certification Exam  of the NREMT as the certification exam for California.  To qualify to take the NREMT  exam,  the student must pass the EMT training course and receive a Course Completion Certificate.