Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
program is a one semester, non-transfer course provides the student
with the knowledge and skills to care for the ill or injured person in
the pre-hospital setting. This course is taken to help the student
prepare for working with fire service or ambulance service. It is also a
first step for those individuals who would prefer to work in an
emergency room as an emergency room technician. Completion of this
course qualifies the student to sit for the National Registry
certification exam which is a required certification for Fire Service or
Ambulance service work. Hospital clinical and ambulance or squad
Individuals who wish
to take this course must have a criminal free background due to
licensing restrictions imposed by national, state and local licensing
agencies. The potential student must be 18 years of age and have a high
school diploma. Clinical and field internship hours are required.
This course is a positive attendance course due to national, state and
Required: American Heart Association Healthcare
Provider CPR card, Certified Background check through CastleBranch, medical examination, and the following Immunizations
- MMR, Varicella, HepB, Tdap, flu, and TB (PPD) clearance are all required.
Recommended Preparation: English 098 and/or ANAT-101/102
Course Enrollment Process:
- Must have an MSJC student ID number. Apply for admissions at www.msjc.edu/Apply.
- Students must complete all preregistration requirements listed in the EMT Packet prior to receiving an Instructor Consent Form to enroll in course. EMT Packets are posted on this page when they are available.
- Students must have a registration date from Enrollment Services, and cannot register until their assigned date.
EMS-120 Pre-registration Packets will be posted here when available.
*EMT course identification numbers will change from EMS 120 to EMS 090 effective FALL 2019 (courses have not changed)
EMS 120 - EMT: Completion of this course qualifies the applicant for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 121 - EMT: Refresher
EMS 127 - Infant to Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support
Program Learning Outcomes
Use clinical reasoning when verbalizing and demonstrating the proper techniques used when ventilating an adult manikin.
- Pass the National Emergency Medical Technician exam.
- Explain and demonstrate how to use all the medications that are in the EMT scope of practice.
- Synthesize and explain the physiological effects of hypoxia on both the molecular and cellular level in a patient that presents with hypoxia.
- Analyze and employ safe scene practices while working at the scene of a traffic collision on the freeway.
- Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for all patients, coworkers, bystanders and assisting agencies in the performance of their duty as cited in the National Emergency Medical Technician code of ethics and behavior.