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Course Description

This Accelerated EMT Program at MiraCosta College is perfect for future First Responders, Firefighters or those looking for admission into a graduate school such as MD, DO, RN, PT, OT, Dental, PA! The patient contact hours received as EMTs are perfect for these applications.

Whether you’re looking for a new or second career as a first responder or to work in a local, State or Federal Fire Department, we have the perfect accelerated programs to assist you and help with your goals! The EMT Program at MiraCosta is approved to provide this training by the Local Emergency Medical Services Authority, (LEMSA) who oversees EMT courses for the State of California. We offer small class size with Instructors who are trained to work with both traditional and non-traditional students who may have been in the workforce for some time.

Course will include an additional 24 hours of practicum (including ride alongs) that will be arranged with each student.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

  2. The Well Being of the EMT

  3. Lifting and Moving Patients

  4. Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues

  5. Medical Terminology

  6. Anatomy and Physiology

  7. Principles of Pathophysiology

  8. Life Span Development

  9. Airway Management

  10. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

  11. Scene Size-up

  12. Primary Assessment

  13. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices

  14. Secondary Assessment

  15. Communication and Documentation

  16. General Pharmacology

  17. Obstetrics and Gynecologic Emergencies

  18. Environmental Emergencies

  19. Safety and Hazardous Materials

 

Notes

Students must complete a Basic Live Support (BLS) course prior to beginning this course. It must be an American Heart Association approved course. We will provide this training on the first day of class for students who have not completed a BLS course. There will be an additional cost of $80 for this course that includes the BLS card.  If you wish to complete the course at MiraCosta College on the first day of class, sign up for this course HERE.

Prerequisites

High School Diploma.  Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the professional expectations for EMTs at all times. Students are reminded that they are representatives of the EMT Program at MiraCosta College, whenever and wherever they are involved with course-related activities. Professional conduct is essential to a successful course experience and EMS career.

  • Complete application by clicking here --> Work Skills Application.
  • Upon approval of the Work Skills Application, students will receive an email outlining the next steps: which will include a discussion about your career goals.
  • After prerequisites are completed, students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program.

Recommendations

Who can benefit from EMT Training at MiraCosta College:
  • Pre-professional applicants such as MD, DO, RN, OT, PA, PT, Paramedic and more who are looking to get patient care contact hours in an ideal setting as an EMT.

  • Future Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel.

  • Individuals or family members looking to expand their medical knowledge.

Opportunities are currently available in the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, First Responder, Law Enforcement, Emergency Dispatch, and many more.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series

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Application

Name
Work Skills Application
Instructions
Please fill out application first, then you will be able to enroll in the course.
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Section Title
Emergency Medical Technician, EMT Training Program
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 5:30PM
Dates
Apr 20, 2024 to Jun 22, 2024
Type
Class
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Apr 23, 2024 to Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
174.5
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee: not-for-credit $2,295.00 Click here to get more information
Service charge(s)
  • Material Fee (MF275)  
Instructors
  • Jessica Pinto
Section Notes

Attend FREE Information Session prior to enrolling.  If information session date has passed, feel free to call us for more information (760)795-6820

  1. Additional Material Costs $275.00 paid at time of enrollment: includes 2 MiraCosta EMT Uniform T-shirts, the Emergency Care 14th Edition Textbook with E-Lab, (E-Lab Assignments), as well as a National Registry for EMTs Study Guide Crash Course. 

  2. Course will include an additional 24 hours of practicum (including ride alongs).

  3. Students must complete a Basic Live Support (BLS) course prior to beginning this course. It must be an American Heart Association approved course. We will provide this training on the first day of class for students who have not completed a BLS course. There will be an additional cost of $80 for this course that includes the BLS card.  If you wish to complete the course at MiraCosta College on the first day of class, sign up for this course HERE.

 

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