Emergency Medical Technician Courses
51A (Basic Medical Terminology)
4 units Transfer: CSU
Terminology used typically by the medical profession; explanation of
the history of terminology, prefixes, suffixes, and root words; emphasis
on spelling, definitions, pronunciation, and an understanding of their
meanings; includes medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical terms, terminology
utilized in patient records management; introduction to anatomical terms,
and terms related to disease processes. 4 hours.
51B (Disease Process and Advanced
units Transfer: CSU
Introduction to the nature of disease and to the structural and functional
changes of diseases as they affect the systems of the body; discussion
of causes, symptoms and treatment of disease. Prerequisite: Health 51A.
61 (Emergency Response)
2.5 units Transfer: CSU
Development of knowledge and skills necessary for recognizing and caring
for emergency situations, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, prevention
of disease transmission and automated external defibrillation. Designed
for first responders in an emergency. Successful completion of the knowledge
and skills test qualifies for an American Red Cross Emergency Response
card and a Basic Life Support Provider CPR card. 2 hours lecture, 2
70A (Community Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
.5 units Transfer: CSU (May
be repeated three times)
Development of the knowledge, skill and personal judgment necessary
to initiate and perform basic life support techniques in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. Designed for citizens in the community. Successful completion
of the knowledge and skills test qualifies for American Red Cross Community
CPR or American Heart Association Adult and Pediatric Heart Saver Certificate.
6 total hours lecture, 6 total hours laboratory. 12 total hours.
70B (Professional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR)
.5 units Transfer: CSU
Development of knowledge, skills and personal judgment necessary to
initiate and perform basic life support techniques as a health care
professional. Successful completion of the knowledge and skills tests
qualifies for an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer or an American
Heart Association Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Certificate.
Prerequisite: Health 70A (completed with a grade of "C" or
higher) or equivalent. 4 total hours lecture, 5 total hours laboratory.
81 (Basic EMT-1)
6.5 units Transfer: CSU
Provides training in the foundation skills and knowledge required of
the EMT-1 scope of practice. The EMT-1 certification is the minimum
requirement for ambulance attendants and most entry-level firefighter
positions. EMT-1 certification is also required for entry into paramedic
training. This training program is accredited by the Alameda County
Emergency Medical Services District. Prerequisite: Health 61 (completed
with a grade of "C" or higher). 5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours