PATHWAY TO YOUR EMS CAREER
There is no separate application for either the EMT (EMT 50/51) program or its
prerequisite EMR class (EMR 50).
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- To apply to this program, fill out the general Foothill College
You may now enroll in
non-credit EMR and EMT courses, with no registration fees. See details for
EMR 400 and EMT 401/402.
For general questions about the program, contact:
Charlie McKellar, Program Coordinator (408) 745-8022 or
Dave Huseman, Paramedic Director (408) 745-8031
About Our Program
If you are interested in a career working in the emergency medical field, the
Foothill College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is right for you!
- We offer
a complete curriculum
that will take you from our Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
introduction class through Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
certification and eventual Paramedic training.
- Our program will
make it possible for you to work for
ambulance companies, fire departments, hospital emergency rooms,
sporting events, and other settings that provide immediate emergency care.
No prior experience is necessary
to begin your path to an exciting and rewarding career in helping people and
Be a Hero. Become an emergency medical provider and make a difference!
The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational
Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Become an Emergency Medical Technician
Successful completion of our EMT program earns you a Certificate of
Completion and makes you eligible to take the NREMT written/practical exam for
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
(EMR 50, 1 quarter)
This class introduces you to the beginning skills necessary to help sustain
life, and minimize the consequences of injury/illness until advanced medical
help arrives. Upon successful completion, you earn certificates in Emergency
Medical Responder and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
EMT Basic Part A and Part B
(EMT 50, EMT 51, 2 quarters)
Upon successful completion of EMR 50, the 2-quarter EMT program is designed to
train you in areas such as patient care, prehospital childbirth, vehicle
extrication, and other important life-saving topics. Part B (EMT 51) includes a
required internship on an ambulance, fire department and/or in a hosptial
Emergency Department. Successful completion Part A & B prepares you to take
the NREMT written/practical exam for EMT certification.
- Foothill also offers a Continuing Education class (EMT 203 refresher) for
current EMT’s who need to re-certify, as well as an EMT Challenge course for
those who meet certain criteria.
Emergency Medical Technician
website for complete information.
Become a Paramedic
The Foothill College paramedic program is a
rigorous 15 to 18 month sequence of instruction for those who are EMT certified
and want to expand their knowledge and responsibilities of emergency medicine.
first three quarters
are your didactic (classroom) phase whereby you will attend 600 hours of
lecture, skills labs, and simulated 911-call practice. Included during this
phase are cadaver labs at Stanford University. Your second quarter will also
include specialty rotations at a hospital.
is your clinical (hospital) rotations. Here, you will have the opportunity to
apply your skills in a hospital emergency room, working with doctors and nurses
in treating patients.
final two quarters
are your Ambulance Field Internship. You will work between 480 and 720 hours
with an approved 911-ambulance agency under the supervision of a paramedic
preceptor, aiding ill and injured patients. Successful completion will allow you
to take the paramedic national test (NRP).
Earn a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science Degree
for complete information and to apply.