E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) Program
First Lady Permanente Education Center offers a certified 10-week EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) 184-hour program for the certificate of completion for "EMT". Once course is completed and hours met, students will be eligible for the California EMT Certification & National Registration as a Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Our Education Center is located in the Central Valley, servicing students from Turlock-CA, Atwater-CA, Merced-CA, Modesto-CA, Stockton-CA and areas between. The EMT Program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level and to facilitate the passing of the National Registry Exam. This program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a Emergency Care Technician, Firefighter at a hospital and Ambulance driver or attendant. Also for individuals who are planning on attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as RN, PA or MD as an enhancement of skills. The course material is drawn from the new National Education Standards Curriculum.
E.M.T. Course Schedule:
The E.M.T Program runs a total of ten (10) consecutive weeks a total of 22 days. Each week is scheduled Mondays/Tuesdays (2 days weekly) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
160 hours Didactic & Skills + 24 hours clinical (ride along) = 184 hours total
Wait List Policy:
NOTE- Students on the wait list must attend group orientation. If you are on the wait list and do not get accepted into the program your enrollment fee of $250 is fully refundable, this only applies to students on the wait list. However, if you are removed from wait list and accepted into the program your enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
COVID-19 Program Update (Revised 4/1/2020):
The EMT Program is an online web-based Distance Learning Program with students being able to complete the required didactic hours online and the hands-on-skills will be schedule in small groups on campus. Our school is monitoring the pandemic and are complying with all safety measures from CDC, State and County Emergency Offices. Questions regarding our blended online learning program please email email@example.com
FALL SCHEDULE 2021 (OPEN)
*Orientation: September 2, 2021
Mondays at 8:30am - 5:00pm Virtual Online Lecture
Tuesdays at 8:30am - 5:00pm Lab Session
Week 1: September 13, 14
Week 2: September 20, 21
Week 3: September 27, 28
Week 4: October 4, 5
Week 5: October 11, 12
Week 6: October 18, 19
Week 7: October 25, 26
Week 8: November 1, 2
Week 9: November 8, 9
Week 10: November 15, 16
(Plus 24 clinical hours during the program)- Simulation Lab FLP Campus
A total of (24) days for the entire EMT Program.
Course Cost Breakdown:
$250.00 Registration Fee
$100.00 Workbook/Supplies (Textbook sold separate)
$225.00 Malpractice Insurance
$100.00 Lab Fee
=$1,900.00 Total Tuition, Estimated Charges and Additional Fees
As of 2021, total program cost increases to $1,900.00 per person.
1.) High School Diploma or equivalent from the USA.
2.) Must be 18 years old in order to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, the Nation's EMS Certification.
2.) Valid US Identification, Social Security Card
3.) Current American Heart Association BLS CPR Card within the past (6) months by first day of program. Offered through our Education Center sign up on our website and card will be reimbursed $15.00 for student discount https://www.firstladypermanente.com/BLS_For_Healthcare_Providers_by_AHA_CPR_AED_p/blsic101.htm
4.) Proof of immunizations must be provided during course with copy of your healthcare insurance card, must include record or titer: 3 Hep-B shots, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, Tdap within 10 years.
5.) Provide two (Negative) TB's Tests- Must be current the duration of the program; or Chest X-ray with negative results (QuintiFERON TB Gold blood test is an alternative to skin tests or X-ray). Note- TB Tests are only valid for 1-year and must redone if expired in order to remain in the program.
6.) Negative 10-Panel Drug test within (30) days from start of program. First Lady Permanente is drug test site for the (10) panel drug test at a discounted rate of $45.00. To schedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org
7.) Students must clear a background check through mybackgroundcheck.com "student version". If you have a criminal background, misdemeanor, felony, i.e., theft, assault, on probation, DUI please contact the local EMS agency to determine eligibility prior to enrolling in the EMT Course. If students want to complete on your own (must be within 30 days of course) click this link https://mybackgroundcheck.preemploy.com/collections/personal-background-checks/products/student-background-check
8.) Physical Exam with release to participate in program documented on form provided by school. Must possess sufficient ability to: lift at least 50 lbs unassisted, stand, carry and balance on uneven terrain. Stoop, kneel, climb, crouch and crawl as needed to reach patients and safely remove and transport. Carry and utilize emergency medical equipment appropriately. Communicate verbally to patients, physicians, nurses, and coworkers. Hear, understand and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs. In addition, students must be able to travel to clinical and field sites as assigned and work varying shifts and hours assigned.
9.) After the completion of program, a National NREMT exam fee is due and a livescan with the county for licensure, student is responsible for additional fees.
E.M.T. Participant Textbook (Required not included in course cost)
The textbook, is the EMERGENCY CARE AND TRANSPORT OF THE SICK AND INJURED 11TH ED. BY AAOS NOTE- NAVIGATION ACCESS is not required. Textbook Rental the duration of program $65.00 or purchase paperback-with navigate 2 Essentials Access for $154.95, to have book mailed an additional fee applies.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority of California specifies requirements for EMT-Basic certification. Students in an EMT-Basic program must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. There are minimum training requirements of 184 total hours (160 didactic and skills, 24 hospital clinical training/ field internship with 5 patient contacts). Students must also pass the National Registry of EMTs Examination. Once EMT Examination is completed students will have a valid two (2) year EMT Card and can begin working in the EMS Field.
Students have the option to go on a weekly payment plan the duration of the program, payments are due on (Monday's) each week of program sessions - processed by the Administrative Department.
$250.00 Payment 1 - Enrollment Fee
$175.00 Payment 2 - Orientation
$175.00 Payment 3 - Week 1
$175.00 Payment 4 - Week 2
$175.00 Payment 5 - Week 3
$175.00 Payment 6 - Week 4
$175.00 Payment 7 - Week 5
$175.00 Payment 8 - Week 6
$175.00 Payment 9 - Week 7
$175.00 Payment 10 - Week 8
$175.00 Payment 11 - Week 9
$2,000.00 Total Tuition
New tuition for 2021 programs increased to a weekly payment plan fee of $175.00, total tuition $2,000.00
Note- The enrollment fee of $250.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Do not submit payment if you are not sure you want to take this program. Questions email email@example.com
BPPE Private Post-Secondary Approval, Approved Educational Program EMT Basic, 184.00 hours approved 5/25/2017. Approved/Registered Program list associated with Institution Approval #23666. Link to BPPE Website