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Courses Offered


EMC. 180 GATEWAY TO HEALTH CAREERS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
Introduction of skills, attributes and basic knowledge required for entry into various health care professions. Includes basic assessment, CPR, and math calculations used in health care. Emphasis on providing a foundation for future health career courses. Transfer credit: CSU.

EMC. 400 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (2.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/24-27 lab.
Develops manipulative and problem solving skills necessary for the initial evaluation and stabilization of victims of emergency illness or trauma. First responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, civil, and industrial personnel. Upon completion, student receives a CPR for Healthcare Provider card, a Skyline College course completion certificate and is eligible for the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder written examination.

EMC. 410 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (8)
Hours/semester: 96-108 lecture/96-108 lab/16-18 hours by arrangement /semester. Prerequisite: Completion of EMC. 425 or a valid Healthcare Provider CPR card.
This course represents the first phase of training in the Emergency Medical Technician Career Structure. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician, as well as all operational aspects of the job the EMT will be expected to perform. Meets National EMS Education Standards and 2010 AHA guidelines.

EMC. 415 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I - REFRESHER (1.5-2)
Hours/semester: 24-27 or 32-36 lecture. Prerequisite: California EMT I certificate that is current or has not been expired for more than four years.
A three or four day course that provides EMT’s with the opportunity to renew their EMT I certificate. The three-day course provides 24 hours of Continuing Education Units. The four-day course provides the necessary written and skills testing.

EMC. 425 CPR: HEALTH CARE PROVIDER (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture.
This course will qualify students for CPR certification for health care providers. Includes instruction pertinent to adult, child and infant CPR. Transfer credit: CSU.

EMC. 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture per .5 unit.
This course is designed to review and update specific topics fundamental to the practice of an Emergency Medical Technician or paramedic. Some of these topics may be taken for continuing education units.