Emergency Medical Technician EMT 90

Technology and Health Division
Certificate E0378

Approved by the Los Angeles County and State Departments of Health. Emphasizes the development of skills to recognize symptoms of illnesses and injuries as well as the proper procedures of pre-hospital emergency care. Awards an EMT Course Completion Certificate necessary for many jobs in emergency care and is prerequisite for entry into a Paramedic program or most fire department jobs.

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Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
EMT 90-AIntroduction to EMS System1.5
EMT 90Emergency Medical Technician7
Total Units8.5

Special Information

To remain in the program, student must maintain a grade of “C” or better in the course. EMT 90-A is a mandatory pre-requisite to EMT 90.

Completion of the required course, which includes both written and practical qualifying examinations, will award the student an EMT Course Completion Certificate. Students are then eligible for certification by taking and passing the National Registry EMT certifying exam. This course is a prerequisite for the Paramedic Program and is required by most fire departments before the student may be hired as a firefighter.

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Application Requirements

  1. Applicant must be 18 years of age upon entrance into the course.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent.
  3. File a College application and be accepted as a student at Mt. San Antonio College.
  4. A physical examination, proof of certain immunizations, current certification in CPR, and a criminal background check are required of all students prior to entrance into the clinical setting. Forms and information will be provided upon entry into the course.

Selection Procedure

The course is open to all students who meet the application requirements. All applicants are required to meet the Essential Functions in the Emergency Medical Technician Program.

Physical Demands

  • Perform prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking, lifting, positioning, pushing, and or transferring patients
  • Possess the ability to perform fine motor movements with hands and fingers
  • Possess the ability for extremely heavy effort (lift and carry at least 125 pounds)
  • Perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching

Sensory Demands

  • Color vision: ability to distinguish and identify colors (may be corrected with adaptive devices)
  • Distance vision: ability to see clearly 20 feet or more
  • Depth perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships
  • Near vision: ability to see clearly 20 inches or less
  • Hearing: able to recognize a full range of tones

Working Environment

  • May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease, without prior notification
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
  • Subject to burns and cuts
  • Contact with patients having different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Handle emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Requires decisions/actions related to end of life issues
  • Exposed to products containing latex

English Language Skills

Although proficiency in English is not a criterion for admission into the EMT program, students must be able to speak, write and read English to ensure patient safety and to complete classes successfully.

The Emergency Medical Technician EMT 90 program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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