Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

This program prepares students to meet National EMS Education Standards and State of California requirements for Emergency Medical Technician course completion and eligibility for the National Registry basic level examination (NREMT). EMT course completion and NREMT certification are required for advanced level (Paramedic) program enrollment. Course completion and NREMT certification make graduates eligible to obtain a state license as an EMS professional. Students are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening, and must obtain updated immunizaton titers prior to placement in a clinical hospital or ambulance setting. Concerns about these requirements should be addressed to the San Francisco Local EMS Agency at (415) 487-5000. 

View or download an EMT program flyer

Program Requirements

  • 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

For further information, contact:

David Kinsbourne, EMT Program Director
(415) 561-1964
John Adams Center (JAD)
Office: 47E
dkinsbourne@ccsf.edu