EMT & Paramedic Program

Welcome to the City College of San Francisco Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program webpage. We strive to provide our students with comprehensive education and experiential learning to help pave the way to a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.

For the latest information about our application process and entry requirements, please see our program flyers. Go to Program Information for the Paramedic Program. There you will find information on mandatory information meetings, fees, entrance testing and contact information if you still have questions. See our program calendar for the most up-to-date schedule of the current programs.

You might want to begin by visiting our FAQ page.

Paramedic Program information is also posted on the Paramedic Program Information page.

New ONLINE SUMMER Course! EMT 105: ECG Interpretation for EMS Professionals offered Spring and Fall (face-to-face) will also have a NEW Summer online offering. Click here to learn more.


NEW! CPR training for laypersons and for healthcare education program students! If you require CPR for the EMT, Nursing or other healthcare education program, then you must take EMT 12 (BLS for healthcare providers). If you are a non-healthcare provider and require CPR for your workplace, take the non-credit EMT 5000 course (Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED). If you are a child care provider or in the child development program, you should take EMT 11A (Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED). NOTE: Certain programs require the 2.0 unit course EMT 14 (Advanced First Aid with CPR/AED) which can be take for both BLS (healthcare) CPR certification AND Heartsaver first aid/CPR/AED certification. Radiology students MUST take this course. Those interested in the EMT program (EMT 100) are strongly advised to take either EMT 14 or Fire Science 17 prior to enrolling in the EMT 100 course.

EMT Refresher--EMT5005 is our noncredit course that meets both State refresher requirements and National Registry of EMT (NREMT) refresher requirements. This course will be offered in Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. To enroll in this course, call the Department of Health Care Technology office at 415-561-1813.

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