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Emergency Medical Technician- E.M.T. Class (EMT Program)
EMT- Basic Initial Program
Our Price: $250.00

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 the wait list and accepted into the program your enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

COVID-19 Policy: The covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory.
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. Questions regarding our blended online learning program please email info@firstladypermanente.com

*Orientation: January 12, 2024
at 8:30am - 5:00pm Virtual Online Lecture
Tuesdays at 8:30am - 5:00pm Lab Session

Week 1: January 22, 23
Week 2: January 29, 30
Week 3: February 5, 6
Week 4: February 12, 13
Week 5: February 19, 20

Week 6: February 26, 27

Week 7: March 4, 5

Week 8:
March 11, 12
Week 9: March 18, 19
Week 10: March 25, 26
(Plus 24 clinical hours during the program)- TBA
A total of (24) days for the entire EMT Program.

Course Cost Breakdown:
$1,030.00 Tuition
$250.00 Registration Fee
$200.00 Workbook/Supplies (Textbook sold separate)
$75.00 Uniform/Badge
$125.00 Malpractice Insurance
$100.00 Canvas/ Technology Online Access

$200.00 Lab Fee
$5.00 STRF $2.50 for every $1,000

=$1,985.00 Total Tuition, Estimated Charges and Additional Fees

Student Eligibility
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
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 records@firstladypermanente.com
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.
10.) Covid19 Vaccination- is NOT required by the school. The clinical sites may require a negative rapid covid test to complete the 24-hour clinical session. (New updates will be posted 4/3/2023)

E.M.T. Participant Textbook (Required not included in course cost)
The textbook, is the EMERGENCY CARE AND TRANSPORT OF THE SICK AND INJURED 12TH ED. BY AAOS NOTE- NAVIGATION ACCESS is not required. Textbook purchase paperback-with navigate 2 Essentials Access for $159.95 List Price, to have book mailed an additional fee applies.

E.M.T. Certification
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.

Payment Plan:
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 (non-refundable)
$185.00 Payment 2 - Orientation (non-refundable)
$185.00 Payment 3 - Week 1
$185.00 Payment 4 - Week 2
$185.00 Payment 5 - Week 3
$185.00 Payment 6 - Week 4
$185.00 Payment 7 - Week 5
$185.00 Payment 8 - Week 6
$185.00 Payment 9 - Week 7
$185.00 Payment 10 - Week 8

$170.00 Payment 11 - Week 9

$2,085.00 Total Payment Plan Tuition (2022/2023) or $1,985.00 if paid by first day program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
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. An initial enrollment payment that is more than the $250.00 will be charged a 4% processing fee of the net amount being refunded to payment used. Questions email info@firstladypermanente.com.

Textbook Restocking Fee:
Textbooks that have been purchased may be returnable (only in new condition) and must be returned to the admissions office no later than 5 days after the program start date. A 30% restocking/
processing fee will be applied and deducted from the net amount being refunded to payment used.

BPPE Private Post-Secondary Approval, Approved Educational Program EMT Basic, 184.00 hours expires 6/30/2025. Approved/Registered Program list associated with Institution Approval #23666.
Link to BPPE Websit