Noncredit Certificate | SC Program: NCR.1004

Program Description

EMS certification is required to work for an ambulance service or in an emergency department and may be required for lifeguards, ski patrol, and fire fighters. The EMS provides the care necessary to preserve life and to prevent disability among the acutely ill and the seriously injured, to assist and communicate with other healthcare providers with a higher scope of practice.

The EMS must have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and sterile techniques. The course of study emphasizes treating traumatic injuries and medical emergencies, as well as treating minor disorders and emotional problems. Specialized areas include obstetrical and pediatric emergencies and extricating entrapped persons. Special emphasis is placed on proper patient moving techniques and transport to definitive and appropriate medical care.

Successful completion of the EMS course qualifies the student to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ certifying examination, and therefore obtain EMS certification in any California County.

This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  1. The student will be able to perform as a competent, entry level EMT in accordance with Title 22, providing life saving care during emergent and non-emergent incidents that involve victims of illness or injury.
  2. The student will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT written exam for national certification.

Required Noncredit Courses

  • FAID 332 Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (0)
  • FAID 375 Emergency Medical Technician 1 Basic (0)

For reference only as of 2022/2023

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