Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course | CSUDH CEIE | Carson, CA

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Course

Course Description/Schedule | Program Requirements

Train to become an Emergency Medical Technician!

Through the EMT course at CSUDH, you will obtain the information and learn the skills necessary to become an EMT. Successful completion of the program enables you to take the national certifying exam, leading to certification as an EMT, and to the potential to enter a high demand job.

Approved by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency

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Course Description

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course is challenging and demands dedication, persistence, and flexibility. The course is designed to give the student all the information and skills necessary to obtain certification as a nationally registered EMT leading to employment in a number of emergency services, such as the fire department, police department, and private ambulance service. This course is also great even if you just want to earn money to support yourself working at an ambulance company while you are earning your degree! There is a great need for EMT’s and there are ambulance companies willing to work around your school schedule to help you to achieve your personal goals. EMT certification also prepares you for healthcare careers. This course meets state training program requirements for national registry, including didactic hours and patient contacts and training in naloxone, epinephrine auto-injector, glucometer, and four hours of basic tactical casualty care.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who want to become emergency medical technicians, paramedics, or fire-fighters
  • Individuals who are considering careers in law enforcement or public health
  • Individuals who need direct patient contact hours, such as those that apply to RN programs
  • Individuals who are considering careers as lab technicians, dental assistants, medical assistants, and surgical technologists
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Military personnel
  • Emergency managers
  • Public health practitioners

Benefits of CSUDH’s EMT Training Program CSUDH EMT Training Ambulance

  • Approved by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency  
  • Experienced Instructors: our experienced instructional and teaching assistant staff bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the program
  • Working lab: Fully functional and stocked ambulance, generously donated by MedReach Ambulance
  • Hybrid training schedule with combination of live-online and in-person classes  

Benefits of Working as an EMT

  • Working as an EMT during college is a great option due to the flexible work schedule and benefits
  • Working as an EMT demonstrates to future employers one's ability to master complex information and perform functions in a changing environment
  • Great launching point for careers such as a paramedic, fire fighter, or nurse

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

Where do EMTs Work?

EMTs and paramedics held about 261,300 jobs in 2016. The largest employers of EMTs and paramedics were as follows: 

  • Ambulance services (46%) 
  • Local government, excluding education and hospitals (28%) 
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private (19%) 

Course Prerequisites (See Application)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Recommended: EMT Preparation Course
  • Age 18 before the last day of class
  • Have a SSN#
  • Possess valid state picture ID
  • A clean criminal background (required for certification, as well as ride-along shifts andemployment eligibility. 
    See: EMT FAQ - Background/Criminal History)
  • Have a negative TB test dated within 6 months of class start
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider card - Expiration date must fall after course end date
  • COVID Vaccination  
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination  
  • Recommended: LiveScan

Course Goals/Objectives (What You Will Learn)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) CourseAt the completion of the EMT course, students will be eligible to take the national certifying exam (NREMT), making them eligible for state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and thereby eligible to work in the state of California as an EMT.

Successful students will be able to:

  • Act as an on-scene leader
  • Describe the elements of an EMS system, and the role an EMT plays within the EMS system
  • Explain the legal responsibilities EMT's face
  • Understand and describe basic human anatomy
  • Perform single rescuer and 2 person CPR with an AED
  • Perform a detailed patient assessment on both medical and trauma patients
  • Demonstrate how to control bleeding, splint injuries, treat burns
  • Demonstrate how to identify and immediately treat lifesaving injuries and illness during the first few minutes of an emergency
  • Demonstrate how to care for a mother and child during childbirth, outside of the hospital
  • Exhibit and maintain a professional appearance and attitude and portray the characteristics of an EMS professional

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EMT Course Schedule

HSX 905 | 21.6 CEUs

Major: Healthcare | Program: Emergency Medication Technician Training Course | C = Class Cancelled

07/25/2020, 10AM (Reg. #31269) -    online via Zoom -->
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SectCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Spring 2020

Register for Our Next Free Info Session:

01/25/2020, 10:30AM (Reg. #23343) -  CSUDH EE-1222 - Parking: Free
02/05/2020, 10AM (Reg. #23344) -  CSUDH EE-1213 - Parking: Free

02/15/202002/16/202023345HSX 901 01Emergency Medical Technician Preparation Course2Sa/Su09:00–16:00EE 1202$185J Nalley
02/29/202006/28/202030590HSX 905 01 *Emergency Medical Technician Training Course30Sa/Su09:00–16:30EE 1202$1,495J Nalley
02/29/202006/28/202031191HSX 905 17 **Emergency Medical Technician Training Course30Sa/Su09:00–16:30EE 1202$1,095J Nalley

* HSX 905 01 and HSX 905 17:

  • No class on 4/11, 4/12, 5/10, 5/16, 5/23 and 5/24
  • Class will meet in EE 1222 on the following dates: 3/1, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 6/14, and 6/20
  • Class will meet in EE 1213 on the following dates: 3/8, 3/15, 5/9, 5/17, 5/30, 5/31, 6/6, 6/7, 6/21, 6/27 and 6/28
  • Class will meet in EE 1218 on the following dates: 3/22, 3/29, and 4/5
  • Ambulance Ride-Alongs scheduled according to student and facility availability
  • Cost is Course Fee ($1,095) + Materials/Activity Fee ($400)

** HSX 905 17:

  • Section is for repeat students who already have their course materials ONLY. Must have department consent for this specific section in order to enroll.

Summer 2020

06/25/202006/26/202031234HSX 901 01Emergency Medical Technician Preparation Course2Th/F08:30–17:00EE 1218$230J Nalley
07/06/202008/18/202031233HSX 905 03 *Emergency Medical Technician Training Course32MTWTF09:00–16:30EE 1218$1,495J Nalley
08/08/202008/09/202031270HSX 901 02Emergency Medical Technician Preparation Course2Sa/Su08:30–17:00EE 1221/online$230J Nalley

* HSX 901 02:

  • Course will meet online 8/8 – 8/9, and will meet for 2 hours of in-person skills verification, schedule TBD.  Skills verification session will be coordinated along with EMT Training course schedule. 
  • Class will meet in EE 1222 on 8/9

Fall 2020

TBATBATBAHSX 901 01Emergency Medical Technician Preparation Course2Sa/Su09:00–16:00EE 1202$185J Nalley
TBATBATBAHSX 901 01Emergency Medical Technician Preparation Course2Sa/Su09:00–16:00EE 1202$185J Nalley
08/22/202012/13/202049192HSX 905 01Emergency Medical Technician Training Course30Sa/Su09:00–16:30EE 1218$1,495J Nalley

* HSX 905:

  • No class on 9/5, 9/6, 11/28, 11/29; class on 11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 11/15, 11/21, 11/22; 12/5, 12/6, 12/12 and 12/13 will meet in EE1222
  • Ambulance Ride-Alongs scheduled according to student and facility availability
Check back for schedule updates...

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 06/18/2020

 Textbook(s) & Other Materials


  • AAOS Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured, 12th Edition Digital Supplement Premier Level (included with course fees)
  • Fisdap Assessment Package (included with course fees)
  • Purchase required uniform for class and ride-alongs; specifications provided during course orientation
  • Students must have regular access to computer or mobile device with internet connection and ability to participate in two-way communication via Zoom  


  • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson

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Instructor Profile

Jess Nalley, EMT InstructorJess Nalley, Firefighter Paramedic, has over 25 years of experience in emergency response. After 8 years of Search and Rescue in Naval Aviation, Jess worked first as an EMT for care ambulance then a paramedic for AMR then for Cal Fire. Jess for the last 10 years has put his expertise to use developing and instructing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Courses. He is a certified California State Fire Marshal Fire Instructor 1A and 1B, as well as a California Credentialed teacher. He is an avid adventurer with hobbies such as rock climbing, surfing, sailing, mountaineering and scuba diving.

Registration Information

To enroll, complete and submit the CSUDH EMT Training Course Application ►
Upon approval, a permission number and enrollment instructions will be provided.

Payment plans are available; contact the Registration Office for details: 310-243-3741 (Option 1).

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