The Emergency Medical Technician job skills certificate complies with state requirements and ensures that the student has met the local EMS (Kern County authority) approval for county protocol training. The Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) course consists of 162 hours, which includes 24 hours of emergency room/fire engine ride-along experience. The course prepares the student to perform basic emergency care as part of a mobile emergency team. It also provides the student with an understanding of the skills and assessment techniques needed to care for an ill or injured person in the prehospital setting. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take an examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician 1. The course is required for ambulance personnel, and many other first care providers. Students may later choose to become paramedics.
Upon successful completion, the student will:
As a condition of enrollment in any Nursing/Allied Health Program, students are required to submit to and pass a designated drug and alcohol screening, a background screening, and physical examination clearance (at the student’s expense). Please note the following:
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Emergency Medical Technician Program is approved by Kern County Emergency Medical Services and meets all state and county requirements.
Students with a misdemeanor and/or felony arrest conviction, either current or prior, may not receive certification or licensure from the State or County. Also, proof of citizenship (social security card and certified birth certificate) and fingerprinting are required by state certification/licensure agencies. Anyone who wishes clarification may contact the Kern County Emergency Medical Services Office at 661/868-5200.
A minimum of 7.5 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.
EMT-1s are employed by fire departments, hospitals, and a variety of healthcare settings statewide. On average EMT’s annual average salary is $27,000.
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