Merced College Emergency Medical Technician Course Description

EMER-50 (EMT 1) Previously ALLH-50

Course: This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of an emergency medical technical.  These include emergency diagnosis and and treatment procedures.  Students also learn the use and care of emergency equipment.

6 units:  5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

Advisories:  ENGL 84, ALLH 67, a first aid course equivalent to the course offered by the American Red Cross.

Limitation on enrollment:  Negative TB skin test or negative chest x-ray for TB within the last four years, a CPR course based on American Red Cross or American Heart Association that includes one and two rescuer CPR plus infant CPR.

Registration Requirements for EMER-50:  Students MUST submit a current copy of CPR card (either the *Healthcare Provider or *Professional Rescuer) and negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (within the last six months).  Upon submission of these requirements to the Business Division Office (Vocational Building room 18 (384-6058), students will be given a voucher to register for class.

Course is available each semester - usually scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  This course and EMER-51 meets the County Health Department requirements eligibility for application for the examination for Emergency Medical Technician I Certificate.

EMER 51  (EMT 1 - AMBULANCE) Previously ALLH-51

1 unit:  18 total hours of lecture, plus 8 hours of field experience.  This is a short term course - two Saturdays (0800 - 1700) or one weekend.  Check current semester schedule of classes for exact dates and times.

Advisories: ENGL 84, ALLH 67, a first aid course equivalent to the course offered by the American Red Cross.

Limitation on Enrollment: Valid California driver's license, negative TB skin test or negative chest x-ray for TB, a CPR course based on American Red Cross or American Heart Association that includes on and two rescuer CPR plus infant CPR.

Registration Requirements for EMER-51:  Students MUST submit a current copy of CPR card (either the *Healthcare Provider or *Professional Rescuer), negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (within the last six months) and valid California driver's license.  Upon submission of these requirements to the Business Division office (Vocational room 18 (384-6058), students will be given a voucher to register for class.