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Emergency Medical Technician

5 month course | Next semester starts January 23

Learn the hands-on skills you need to get certified as an EMT which can be a foundation for careers in health or public services.

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EMT 61 Emergency Medical Technician Course

99 lecture hours + 108 lab hours

The EMT program at Woodland Community College is a comprehensive curriculum for Emergency Medical Care workers in a pre-hospital environment. Practical skills training includes hands-on skills training and interactive simulations for medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. This course meets requirements of California Code of Regulations Title 22, the California EMS Authority and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to take the NREMT certifying examination and qualify for a California State EMT certification. You will be required to also complete 24 additional hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled hours per Title 22. A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of class.

EMT Students practicing stabilizing a leg

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Requirements to enroll in the EMT 61 course

  • You must be 18 years of age at the start of the EMT course.
  • You will be required to possess a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certification.
  • You will be required to provide proof of two negative TB skin tests (or negative chest x-ray following a positive response from the first test), provide proof of immunizations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Varicella (or positive titre), Hepatitis B series or signed declination, current Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap), and current influenza vaccine.
  • You must have all of the required specified textbooks and must be prepared to purchase their EMT uniform and additional materials. Uniforms must be worn to all EMT class oriented activities.
  • You will also be required to complete a criminal background and drug screening in compliance with class mandates. This will be completed through a specified vendor.

Why take classes at Woodland Community College?


Learn from experienced professors and instructors that have worked in the field.


Many courses are available online or evenings to work with your schedule.


With every class, you'll be earning credits that can help you transfer to a 4-year university.


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  • Learn the skills to apply or get promoted in better paying jobs
  • Feel a sense of confidence in yourself and make your dream a reality
  • Make connections through professors, classmates, and internships