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Medical Pathway

Medical Pathway

In partnership with South Bay Adult School, El Camino College is offering a free, training program to enter into the Medical field. As part of this program, students will have their tuition fees, books and supplies provided at no cost. 

The program consists of two courses, one 16 weeks and one 8 weeks.

The first course is Fire and Emergency Technology 120:Emergency Medical Foundations. The Emergency Medical Foundations course prepares students for prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of prehospital care workers, safety principles, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and emergency scene management. Note: This course is recommended for any students interested in emergency medicine which includes, but not limited to: EMT's, paramedics, nurses, and doctors. The principles covered throughout the course are universal to the foundation of emergency medicine.

The second course, Fire and Emergency Technology 144, is the certifying course to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emergency Medical Technicians are professional medical responders that work to help and transport ill and injured patients in various emergency field and clinical settings. Principles that are covered throughout this course include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership, communication, safety, situational awareness, decision making, patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students will be trained to recognize and treat medical illnesses and traumatic injuries through facilitated discussion, skills lab, simulations, scenarios, role-play, tactical decision games and field experience. Note: Students successfully completing this course with an average grade of B or above will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) written exam. Note: Students are required to pay for a background check and additional material fees. Proof of immunizations is required to complete hospital and ambulance field work and must include: Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, and Tuberculosis results. Note: This course is repeatable

In addition to the Medical courses, students will participate in South Bay Adult School weekly courses where they will learn the basic skills, softs skills and the work readiness skills needed to be successful in employment. Upon completion of the program, students will receive assistance with applying to additional training programs and employment in the Medical field.

El Camino College is currently recruiting a cohort of students to participate in fall 2020 for courses that will begin on Monday, August 24th.

The schedule is Thursdays, 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM and Fridays 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Megan Ruane
310-660-3593 ext. 7780