Additional Contact Information

If you have questions regarding course requirements, you may contact:

Q: Where are the EMT classes held?

A: At Sunnyvale Center at 1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA  94089.  Visit the Sunnyvale Center website for more information.

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Q: How long is the EMT Program and when can I start?

A: the EMT program consists of two classes, EMT 50 and EMT 51. In addition, a third class (EMR 50) prerequisite class must be taken. You may begin the 3-quarter sequence in any given quarter, but you may not take any of the three classes concurrently.

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Q: When are regular EMT classes held?

EMT and EMR classes are usually held in the evening but may be held during the day. Please go to to foothill.edu/schedule/ for quarterly class information.

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Q: How much does it cost to complete the 3-quarter (EMR 50, EMT 50, EMT 51) class sequence?

A: EMR 50 is a 5 unit class, EMT 50 is a 5 unit class and EMT 51 is a 5.5 unit class. The overall cost is approximately $1200, which includes tuition, books, outside vendor material fees, and standard basic fees. Non-resident tuition is additional. Please go to foothill.edu/reg/fees.php for more specific information. Fees are subject to change without prior notification.

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Q: Do I need to file a special application for the program?

A: No. You only need to apply with the regular college application, meet the prerequisite requirements and register at the appropriate time as listed in the schedule of classes and on this web site.

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Q: Is there a prerequisite I need before I enroll?

A: The prerequisites for the EMT program:
  • EMR 50 or similar First Responder Course, or equivalent class work/experience as determined by the Program Director. In addition, either the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer card or the American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Professional card must be obtained.

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Q: When is the EMR 50 class offered and how do I enroll?

A: EMR 50 is offered every quarter quarter during the evening, but may also be offered during morning hours.

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Q: How can I contact the EMT instructors?

A: Contact Charlie McKellar, EMT Program Coordinator at (408) 745-8022 if you have questions or to leave a message.

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Q: What are the job prospects as an EMT?

A: The availability of jobs can depend on where you apply to (ambulance, hospital, fire station) and the county you apply in. Please check with your local EMS agency for additional information. Their website can be found at: http://www.emsa.ca.gov/ for more information.

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