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The EMT Basic Training Course is designed to prepare personnel in the fire, life safety, and related fields to render care to the ill and injured in the Prehospital environment, in accordance with all federal, state and local Emergency Medical Services authorities.
Fresno City College offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. We offer 2-day or 2-evening sections each semester at Fresno Pacific University North Campus. The day sections run Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-4 pm and the evening sections run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 pm-10 pm.
FIRET 131 - EMT Basic Training Program is a 9.5 units course and it is 18 weeks with 216 hours of didactic & labs, Basic Life Support (BLS) 24 hours of clinical field internship, and successfully pass the state approved Psychomotor Exam with all course requirements to become eligible for the National Registry (NREMT) Cognitive Exam.
Total - $1102 (fees subject to change)
The EMT Refresher course is designed for the student needing to complete the “Continuing Education” (CE) requirements necessary to maintain their EMT-Basic certification status. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have satisfied all the required, approved Continuing Education (CE) hours and Skills Competency Verification for Emergency Medial Technician-B Recertification.
FIRET 261 - Emergency Medical Technician Refresher is a 1 unit course. This course is offered during the Spring/Fall Semesters with arranged hours or Summer/Winter Sessions for 24-hours schedule.
The Fresno County Paramedic Program, in affiliation with Fresno City College, is designed to train Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in Advance Life Support (ALS) and the scope of practice of a Paramedic according to National Standards, California State Regulations, and Fresno County Policies & Procedures.
It is the program goal, "To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels."
FIRET 133 & FIRET 136 - Paramedic Program is a 30.5 units program and divided into 3 phases: Didactic, Clinical Experiences and Capstone Field Internship.
EVERYTHING listed above is MANDATORY in order to take the ENTRANCE EXAM.
Financial assistance with the above fees may be available by applying for Financial Aid, and/or using your Veteran benefits. Please contact the Financial Aid office and/or the Veteran's Resource Center on campus for more information. Applicants are responsible for completing all paperwork and ensuring that they have been approved.
Carlos Chavez, EMS Coordinator