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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician Courses

HLTH 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.

HLTH 51B (Disease Process and Advanced
                       Medical Terminology)
            4 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. 4 hours.

HLTH 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 hours laboratory.

HLTH 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.

HLTH 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.

HLTH 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 laboratory.