EMT (Basic)

Become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and work as an ER technician in an emergency department, a health care technician at schools, or work as an EMT on an ambulance. This is a required entry level position into Emergency Medical Services, including Fire Service and a prerequisite for any paramedic program. Evening and weekday courses available. Cost of course $1595.00.

Breakdown of Program Cost and Commonly Associated Fees

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee/Deposit = $250.00 (This fee is applied to total cost of course)
  • Tuition = $995.00 (Due by orientation day or Payment Plan agreement completed)
  • Equipment and Supplies = $350.00 (Due by orientation day and non refundable once accepted by student)
  • $50.00 Book Keeping Fee = ONLY applies if Payment Plan is used

Equipment and Supplies is the following and is non refundable once accepted by student:

  • All items are received by the first day of class and are non refundable once accepted by student
  • Southern California EMS Training Institute blue polo shirt
  • e-Text Book with online course access
  • Student Equipment needed for course participation: Stethoscope, BP Cuff, Trauma Sheers, and Pen Light

**The following are required for participation in any EMT course and are NOT included in the cost of the course:

  • American Heart Association Healthcare provider CPR card (A current AHA BLS card is required by the first day of class that will not expire within a year of the course start date)
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have High School Diploma, Transcripts, or GED
  • Computer with online access
  • Black work boots are required for uniform footwear, black Dickies style pants, and a watch
  • Background Check done through Castlebranch.com
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination series and titers checked (within 6 months)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) titers must be checked (within 6 months)
  • Tdap vaccination (within the last five years)
  • Negative TB test or chest x-ray in the last 3 months
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) titers or proof of immunization
  • Physical Form
  • Annual Flu shot if available

ACLS

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course (ACLS) is designed for healthcare providers who both guide or take part in the resuscitation of patients in pre-hospital or hospital settings. From this course, participants will learn procedures and techniques that enhance their skills in the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies through active involvement in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases designed to reinforce important concepts.

Educational Objectives for ACLS: At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

      • Identify an adult in peri-arrest and/or at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest;
      • Exhibit the perceptive and psychomotor skills necessary for reviving and stabilizing an adult in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest;
      • Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation & airway control;
      • Determine normal vs. abnormal cardiac patterns and the application of appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies to them;
      • Explain the indications & dosages of medications used in cardiopulmonary arrest and the effects on the cardiovascular system;
      • Perform techniques to obtain vascular access in adults via intraosseous cannulation (needle insertion) using EZIO
      • Execute progressive skills in assessing and treating cardiopulmonary arrest in an adult patient.

PALS

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is intended for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, mid-levels, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who originate and guide advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. SoCal EMT Training Institute is authorized as a Training Center for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course by the American Heart Association.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

      • Identify an infant or child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest;
      • Identify strategies for prevention;
      • Exhibit the perceptive and psychomotor skills necessary for reviving and stabilizing an infant or child in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest;
      • Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation & airway control;
      • Determine normal vs. abnormal cardiac patterns and the application of appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies to them;
      • Explain the indications & dosages of medications used in cardiopulmonary arrest and the effects on the cardiovascular system;
      • Perform techniques to obtain vascular access in infants and children via intraosseous cannulation (needle insertion) using EZIO
      • Execute progressive skills in assessing and treating cardiopulmonary arrest in a pediatric patient.

BLS

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.