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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a rewarding, fast-paced medical field that can truly make a difference in people’s lives during their time of greatest need.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an entry-level certification that trains you to provide basic life support and emergency health care in settings such as an ambulance agency, hospitals, and fire departments.

Joining the emergency health care team as an Emergency Medical Technician is a rewarding fast-paced career that truly makes a difference in people’s lives during their time of greatest need.

The EMT certificate includes classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience and emergency ambulance experience.

You will receive first-rate instruction in basic life support, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillation, physical assessment, bandaging and splinting, traction splinting, spinal immobilization, airway management, oxygen therapy and other noninvasive procedures.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

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El Centro College offers you the traditional face-to-face delivery method for these courses along with the popular hybrid option to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Contact Us

El Centro College

Continuing Education
  • A260
  • 214-860-2226
  • 214-860-2124 (fax)


Looking to earn more? A career as an EMT can start you on the path to a great career in health care.