Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): FTEC-144

Program Information

EMT Class 360 View

EMT studentsWelcome to the El Camino College EMT program! Emergency Medical Technicians are professional medical responders that have the opportunity to help ill and injured patients in various scenes and emergency situations. EMT principles that are covered throughout this course include, but are not limited to: leadership, followership, communication, safety, situational awareness, scene size-up, problem-solving, decision making, patient assessment and professionalism. EMT students learn about the practices and procedures through lecture, skills lab, simulations, role-playing, tactical decision games and 24 hours of field experience.  Students who successfully complete all 170 hours with an overall grade of 80% (B) or better will qualify to take the NREMT computerized adaptive test, and then once successfully passed, go on to become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

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EMT Core Values

Integrity - Compassion - Accountability - Respect - Empathy (I CARE)

EMT Course Documents

EMT Skills Videos 

  1. Vital Signs
  2. CPR AED
  3. BVM & Suctioning
  4. Oxygen Administration
  5. Medical Patient Assessment - Flu
  6. Medical Patient Assessment - Stroke
  7. Bleeding Control
  8. Splint Application
  9. Sling & Swathe Application
  10. Long Spine Board SMR
  11. Trauma Patient Assessment
  12. Emergency Delivery

EMT Certification

El Camino College EMT Program provides each student that successfully completes the 170-hour course with an EMT Course Completion Certificate, EMT skills verification and authorization to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

It is the student's responsibility to successfully pass a computer-based adaptive EMT test through the NREMT in order to receive a National EMT Certification:

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

It is the student's responsibility to provide Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) with all required application materials including El Camino College EMT Course Completion Certificate, NREMT certification, a LiveScan request service and associated fees:

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency 


EMT Course Requirements

  • Students MUST provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross by the second week of class. An AHA BLS Course will be offered on campus during each semester for any students that need to be certified.
  • Students must be in proper uniform throughout the class which includes shaving, covering all tattoos, and removing all jewelry. Students will wear navy colored pants, a white uniform shirt and black leather boots. Students may purchase their uniform at: 
    • LA Uniforms & Tailoring 15625 Hawthorne Blvd Suite D, Lawndale, CA 90260
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
    • Phone: (424) 456-7539
  • Proof of physical ability and current vaccinations are required for a student to participate in clinical rotations. Students will be required to upload all required documentation to our record management website for review prior to the scheduling of any clinical rotations. Proof of immunizations, including: COVID-19, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, Hepatitis B and a negative Tuberculosis test.

EMT Cost Estimates 



TUITION AND FEES (tuition and fees are approximate and subject to change each semester)  
Tuition $46.00 per unit X 6.5 units $299.00
Student Rep Fee $2.00
Parking $35.00 per fall or spring semester, $20 per summer or winter session
Health Fee $22.00 per fall or spring semester, $18.00 per summer session
Total $339.00-$358.00 
Non-Resident Tuition: 
$46.00 plus $248.00 non-resident fee per unit = $294.00 per unit
UNIFORMS (all costs are approximate)  
Class A Shirt (White Button-Up) $24.95
Name Tag $7.00
EMT Patch $5.00
EMT T-Shirt (White Undershirt) $14.95
Poly Cotton Navy Pants $29.95
Poly Cotton Navy Cargo Pants $39.95
Black Leather Belt  $19.95
Tact Squad Boot $74.95 (price varies)
Navy Jacket (optional) $49.95
Navy Sweater (optional) $49.95
Blood Pressure Cuff $24.95
Stethoscope $24.95
Latex-Free Gloves $19.95
Total $386.45
TEXTBOOKS (all costs reflect ECC Bookstore prices; students can use ebook or print and rent/buy used or new)  
Textbook (see syllabus for details) $263.00
ECC EMT Skills Workbook $25.00
EMT Crash Course $19.00
Total $307.00
Castle Branch Account (Background Check) $62.00
Total $62.00

EMT Clinical Experience Requirements

Additional Requirements

Los Angeles County EMSA requires that you complete the following online courses prior to being certified as an EMT:

EMT Program Inquiries:  eccemt@elcamino.edu

Ryan Carey
Program Coordinator
(310) 660-3593 ext. 3616

Chief Jeff Baumunk
Public Safety Director
(310) 660-3593 ext. 3256

Julie Meredith
Administrative Assistant II
(310) 660-3593 ext. 7894

Public Safety Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm
We are located in the Industry & Tech building, Room 231