Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course 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 requires instructor consent to enroll. All interested students must attend an EMT Mandatory Orientation. To sign up for an orientation, please submit the R.S.V.P. EMT Mandatory Orientation form below and someone from the Career Education (CE) Department will contact you. You will need an LTCC student ID number in order to receive instructor consent. If you are not a current student, click on "Admissions" and apply to the college to become a student and receive your ID number.
Fall 2020 EMT Mandatory Orientation Date:
- Monday July 13, 2020 9am-10am via Zoom
Attendance is mandatory at all class meetings in order to receive certification.
HEA 140C (10.75 units, one quarter) - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- 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). More information will be provided during the EMT Mandatory Orientation Meeting.
- Students wishing to satisfy HEA-140C’s (EMT) prerequisite through LTCC should register for the course Emergency Medical Responder (HEA-106). 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. Barton Health 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. More information will be provided during the EMT Mandatory Orientation 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 during the EMT Mandatory Orientation Meeting.
More information will be provided during the EMT Mandatory Orientation Meeting.