The EMT Program is designed to offer comprehensive education and skills-training in the provision of prehospital emergency care. Courses cover anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, lifting and moving techniques, documentation, communication, lifespan development, obstetrics, disease processes, pharmacology, trauma, hazardous materials, disaster triage, basic life support and advanced airway management in accordance with National EMS Education Standards. Students must successfully complete EMGM 105A and EMGM 106 with a minimum final grade of 80% (B), complete 24-hours of clinical training, and pass the NREMT practical skills exam, to earn a course completion certificate. The course completion certificate is a requirement of eligibility to complete the NREMT Cognitive Examination for EMTs (certifying exam for EMTs in the State of California). San Diego Miramar College EMT Program is accredited though San Diego County Emergency Medical Services Agency.
- A current BLS for Healthcare Providers level CPR card is a prerequisite and may be fulfilled in EMGM 050 (CPR).
- Students must present proof of immunity to hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
- Seasonal flu immunizations may be required.
- Must have a TB test within one-month of course start.
- Uniforms are required.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician program will be able to:
- Explain the roles, responsibilities, and legal aspects of the EMT practice.
- Apply knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and developmental characteristics of individuals throughout the life span to the provision of emergency medical care.
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), airway management, and defibrillation.
- Identify various types of medical emergencies, assess the body systems involved, and cite the appropriate emergency medical intervention and rationale.