What are the requirements for the course?

  1. Students must be 18 years old by the first day of class.
  2. Starting with the Spring class of 2022, the CPR Certification (American Heart Association) will be included in the EMT program and is NOT required before you start the course. 
  3. Attendance: 100% class attendance is required as this is a California State EMS requirement.
  4. The course requires a significant amount of outside studying hours. Please expect 300-320 hours of out of class study and homework time over the course of two quarters, or 14-16 hours/week. If you are taking the Summer intensive class it is double the time.
  5. Purchase of 
  • The required textbook
  • Personal patient assessment tools (available as a “kit”)
  • CastleBranch subscription 
  • EMSTesting test preparation subscription

Details will be shared at the first class session. Please find more information about the additional cost here

  1. The following are also required. Please wait until attending the course to complete them as there are specific required vendors. You may however, gather any proof of immunizations already completed.
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Childhood immunizations:
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Varicella
    • Pertussis
  • Other immunizations:
    • Covid-19
    • Influenza
    • Hepatitis B
  • 10 panel drug test
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Medical physical examination

All of the above course requirements must be completed by the 5th week of the first quarter in which a student is enrolled.  

  1. EMT Students must not have any facial hair that interferes with the wearing of an N95 mask. Facial piercings need to be removed and any visible tattoos covered for the ride-alongs with AMR. 



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