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 $1295.00.

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 = $695.00 (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
  • Negative TB test or chest x-ray in the last 6 months

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.