Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course (HEA 140C, one quarter, 10.75-units) at Lake Tahoe Community College prepares students for a career administering first response treatment in emergency situations. Responsibilities include driving an ambulance, removing trapped victims from accident scenes, administering emergency patient care, and recording observations. Clinical experience in an emergency room and ambulance ride-alongs further enhance the learning experience. This course is approved by the El Dorado County EMS Agency and is recognized throughout the State of California. Successful course completion allows students to take the EMT National Registry Exam.

To improve student success, this course will require instructor consent to enroll beginning in Spring 2018. All interested students must attend an EMT Mandatory Orientation. Please RSVP by submitting the form on the right.

Attendance is mandatory at all class meetings in order to receive certification.


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.




HEA 140C Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (10.75)


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Current Emergency Medical Responder card (preferred), or current CPR card (either American Heart Association/BLS Healthcare Provider level, or American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer level). Barton Education offers the BLS Healthcare Provider level courses several times throughout the year. For more information or to request a schedule, please contact Barton Education at (530) 543-5549.

Students wishing to satisfy HEA-140C’s (EMT) prerequisite through LTCC should register for HEA-106, WLD-107A, or WLD-107B.  The prerequisite course must be completed PRIOR to registering for HEA-140C. Students can also satisfy the HEA-140C’s (EMT) prerequisite through non-LTCC courses by taking a Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for Healthcare and Public Safety course which covers breathing and cardiac emergencies for healthcare providers.

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


Students will be required to provide documentation of two doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) immunization or positive antibody titers; two doses of varicella vaccination (Chickenpox) OR positive antibody titer; documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination OR positive Hepatitis B surface antibody titer; screening for documented history of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination; and results of a recent TB test within the last year. Students with a history of a positive PPD (Tuberculin skin test) or Quantiferon blood test in the past must provide a chest X-ray report and/or documentation of any medical treatment for TB. During flu season (September through March) students must provide documentation of an annual flu vaccination.

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-140C 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 a copy of your current BLS card to the first class.   

Required Textbooks:

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