Emergency Medical Technician

Short-Term Departmental Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Helicopter EMT

Emergency Medical Technician course HEA-140A) prepares students for a career administering first response treatment in emergency situations. This course covers all techniques of emergency medical care including legal, moral, and emotional needs of persons involved in emergency situations. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of the ill and injured and appropriate emergency care procedures as required by the State of California, EMS Authority, and El Dorado County for the best quality patient care. This course includes four hours of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. Students will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of illness or injury and appropriate emergency treatment according to the scope of practice of EMT-I governed by the State of California and El Dorado County. Attendance is mandatory at the first class and all class meetings in order to receive certification.

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• Current CPR card (either American Heart Association, BLS Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer); AND Current First Aid, Emergency Response, or Medic First Aid Card.

• Students will be required to present copies of these cards at the first class meeting.

More information will be provided on the first day of class regarding the mandated health clearance documentation, which students will be required to provide.

Attention HEA-140A EMT students!

Be prepared - get the required textbook and workbook early! Read Chapters 1 through 3 and complete the corresponding assignments before attending the first class.   Bring copies of your current BLS and First Aid cards to first class session.   

Required Textbooks:

Emergency Care Textbook, ISBN: 9780134024554
    Emergency Care Workbook, ISBN: 9780134010731


Program Learning Outcome

• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to become an Emergency Medical Technician through the National Registry of EMT's and El Dorado County EMS. 


Helpful Links

Barton Memorial Hospital

Barton University