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Emergency Medical Services

Program Description

​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 Emergency settings. 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 a hospital emergency department as an emergency department 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, ambulance, and/or squad ride-along required.

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/field internship hours are required. This course is a positive attendance course due to national, state and local mandates.


​Program Requirements

​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:

  1.  Must have an MSJC student ID number.  Apply for admissions at

  2. 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. 

EMS-501 Emergency Medical Technician (formerly EMS-090)

ATTENTION EMS APPLICANTS! The EMT Program has moved to the San Jacinto Campus.

Spring 2021 registration is now closed. Fall 2021 registration will open on May 15th.

 If you have any questions, please contact Janet Evans by phone 951-732-8911 or email 

EMS 501 - EMT: Completion of this course qualifies the applicant for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 121 - EMT: Refresher  

Review EMS Course Descriptions in MSJC College Catalog for required course prerequisites  

 ​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.