Welcome to the Emergency Medical Technician Program

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Welcome to the Los Angeles Valley College Emergency Medical Technician Program. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program prepares you to better deliver specific medical services within your community. This highly successful program utilizes a combination of classroom and hands-on training to prepare you with needed EMT skills and knowledge. All courses are administered utilizing state-of-the-art professional education, training and curriculum in preparation for the National Registry certification examination. People in this profession become first responders at medical emergencies, traffic accidents, natural disasters, crime scenes and other urgent situations that require rapid emergency medical assistance and transport.

This program is designed to teach you to assess the patient, manage trauma/medical emergencies and safely transport the sick or injured.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training will help you reach for new goals. If you are looking for a career in which you perform an important role in saving lives, this one could put you in the middle of the action. The LAVC EMT Program is approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

The Emergency Medical Technician course (EMT) at LAVC provides you with a course completion certificate and prepares you to take the National Registry EMT certification examination. Successful passing of the exam is a requirement for becoming a paramedic. Be sure to check with the local EMS agency in your county to see if there are additional local requirements.

To gain full EMT certification, you must be at least 18 years old with no felony convictions, CPR certified and successfully pass the National Registry EMT Certification Examination. Upon successfully passing the Certification Examination, many students gain employment and/or progress to paramedic training.

Our EMT course, Fire Tech 96 (EMT) covers the didactic education, clinical experience in an ambulance, (two 10-hour observational ride-a-longs with a minimum of ten patient contacts) and skill development of pre-hospital concepts, theories and practices required of the Emergency Medical Technician.

Students will be able to successfully demonstrate the EMT skill set at an acceptable level as required by national, state and local regulations. The prerequisite for this course is as follows:

Students are to present their current CPR card to the instructor on the first day of class, either a “BLS for the Healthcare Provider” card from the American Heart Association. NO OTHER CARDS ARE ACCEPTABLE. Students must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of class and have no felony convictions.

For more information about this program, please enjoy our website, or contact us.


Art Cowen
EMT Program Director
Phone: (818) 947-2982
Email: cowenar@lavc.edu

Students of Emergency Medical Technician Program

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