Accelerated EMT Program

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are health care professionals who critically assess, evaluate and treat medical and trauma patients. EMTs may work on ambulances, in fire departments or hospital emergency departments, or on search and rescue teams.

EMT is considered an entry-level medical responder. While some EMTs may choose to remain at this level of certification, we view the EMT certification as the first step into a broad array of career options. An EMT certification is required prior to obtaining a paramedic license and also may be required for certain fire service positions. EMT patient contact experience is also considered highly desirable when applying for Physician's Assistant (PA) programs. EMT certification is a fast and accessible option for individuals who are interested in medicine but not sure where to start.

Our extensive, five-week EMT course provides the most effective and expedient platform for our graduates to excel as compassionate, critical-thinking EMTs. Students immediately put their skills into practice in our simulated clinical, residential, and ambulance settings. Students will receive hands-on training with actual field medical equipment, supervised by an experienced cadre of paramedics and EMTs. These instructors bring a wide variety of EMT experience to the classroom and skills lab to expand our students' learning opportunities.

We've contracted with local ambulance companies and hospital emergency departments to provide a guaranteed 24-hour clinical and field externship to every student. Externship is a great way to gain more experience and confidence with patient contact in the field. In addition, students will often have the opportunity to participate in mass casualty incident (MCI) or active shooter drills, arranged in conjunction with local EMS agencies and hospitals.

The Fast Response EMT course features Basic Life Support (BLS / CPR) certification, free tutoring, NREMT test preparation, and a maximum student to instructor skills training ratio of 9:1. When our students take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam to become certified, their pass rates exceed state and national averages by a significant margin.

Class Schedules

Full-time Start Dates

January 11th, 2016 (open)
February 29th, 2016 (open)
April 18th, 2016 (open)
May 31st, 2016 (open)

Full-time Class Hours

Tue - Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Optional Tutoring
  • Five weeks of instruction
  • 168 hours instruction and skills practice
  • 24-32 hours of field externship

Part-time Start Dates

January 23rd, 2016 (open)
April 2nd, 2016 (open)

Part-time Class Hours

Mon Tue Thu, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Optional Tutoring
  • Nine weeks of instruction
  • 168 hours instruction and skills practice
  • 24-32 hours of field externship

Admissions Procedure

Postsecondary Admissions Steps

  • Provide evidence of meeting the program's minimum standards -
    • Proof of legal residency
    • Minimum age of 18 on the first day of class
    • One of the following:
      • High school diploma
      • General Education Development (GED) diploma
      • College transcripts(minimum 2.0 GPA, and at least 12 completed credits)
  • Attestation of personal background information
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination
  • Completion of an enrollment agreement
  • Completion of a financial agreement
  • Payment either in full or of first required installment

Tuition and Fees

Main Fees
Registration Fee$250.00Non-Refundable
Background Check$200.00Non-Refundable after first day of class
Insurance$200.00Non-Refundable after first day of class
Textbooks$250.00Non-Refundable unless returned unopened
Equipment$50.00Includes blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, penlight, and trauma shears
Uniform Patches$5.00
Tuition$1,920.00Equivalent to $9.65 per clock hour
Additional Costs
Uniform$150.00approximate cost for full uniform (shirt, pants, boots, belt, nameplate)
Drug Screen$55.00
Live Scan$69.00
DMV Live Scan$50.00
Physical Examination$75.00Required for Ambulance Drivers License
Ambulance License fee$25.00
NREMT Examination$90.00
CA EMSA Registry fee$75.00
County EMS Certification fee$50.00May vary by county