About the Emergency Medical Technician Program

Are you interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)? Taking an EMT class is the first step to a career in EMS.

EMT 100 will introduce you to the knowledge and skills for an entry-level EMT position.  Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry for EMT Certification and apply for the State licensing.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Program can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • EMTs most often work in the prehospital setting for ambulance agencies, park service, or fire departments
  • A licensed paramedic is the highest level of the prehospital care team and may find employment with a fire department, private ambulance service, third city service, hospital, or other operation.
  • Many students use their EMT and Paramedic training as an introduction to a variety of other medical fields, such as: registered nurse, ER Technician, respiratory therapist, physician's assistant, or physician

Program Information

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BIO 106 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4  
EMT 104 Advanced Skills for EMS providers 4  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
MATH 46, MATH 60 or 860, ET 108B, or ET 50, or PSYC 5, or ECON 5, or LALS 5, or PHIL 12A, or FIN 136M or higher math course (or equivalent) Math Graduation Requirement 3-8  

Total Units: 15-22

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
EMTP 121 Introduction to EMS 3  
EMTP 122 Pharmacology and Advanced Airway 3  
EMTP 123 Trauma Emergencies 3  
EMTP 124 Trauma Certification 2  
EMTP 125 Cardiorespiratory Emergencies 4  

Total Units: 15

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
EMTP 126 Neuroendocrine Emergencies 3  
EMTP 127 Medical Emergencies 3  
EMTP 128 OB/GYN & Pedi Emergencies 4  
EMTP 129 Special Populations, EMS Ops 4  

Total Units: 14

Semester 4 (Summer)

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
EMTP 130A Paramedic Clinical Education 7  

Total Units: 7


Semester 5

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
EMTP 130B Paramedic Field Internship 8  
HLTH 221 or HLTH 30 or HLTH 54 or SOC 1 Health and Social Justice or Drugs, Health, and Society or Introduction to Public Health or Introduction to Sociology 3  
CCSF GE Area E Humanities Requirement 3  

Total Units: 14


Semester 6

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CCSF GE Area A Communication and Analytical Thinking 3  
CCSF GE Area F United States History and Government Requirement 3  
CCSF GE Area H Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies 3  

Total Units: 9

  • Must be 18 years of age and fulfill all requirements for enrollment in credit courses at CCSF
  • Attend one mandatory EMT Program orientation meeting within one year of enrollment into the program (dates listed on program flyer)
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR card

Please Note: EMT students admitted to the EMT 100 Course will be required to register with Certified Background and successfully complete the criminal background and drug screening components before being placed on the clinical rotations. Students failing a drug or criminal background investigations will be dropped from class without exception.

Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Emergency Medical Technician (grade of C or better):

  • EMT 100 Emergency Medical Technician (Lec-105, Lab-105, work-24) (8.0 units)
  • EMT 99 National Registry EMT Exam Preparation (Lec-18) (1.0 unit)

Total: 9.0 units

View Requirements in College Catalog