Additional Contact Information

If you have questions regarding course requirements, you may contact:
Application Process

There is no official program application. As long as the prerequisites are met, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Minimum Prerequisites
  • EMS 50 or similar First Responder Course, or equivalent class work/experience as determined by the Program Director. In addition, either the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer card or the American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Professional card must be obtained).
  • The EMS 50 serves as the prerequisite class for EMS 52 & 52A and EMS 53 & 53A but may also be taken if you are only interested in learning emergency medical skills that go beyond a typical CPR class. You will earn certificates in:
    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Emergency Response
    • O2 Administration
    • Epi Auto Injector
    • Asthma Inhaler

    Please go to for class schedule information (select Emergency Medical Responder for the Department).


Students are required to obtain bring in to class proof of the following immunizations by the end of their EMS 50 class. They are:
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): either proof of MMR immunization within the last 8 years, or a positive titer (a blood draw showing that immunization already exists).
  • Tetnus (DT, DPT or TD): immunization must be within the last 10 years
  • Negative TB skin test (PPD): skin test date must be less than 6 months before beginning your clinical rotation (in EMT 305). Persons with a history of a positive PPD must provide documentation of a recent chest x-ray and a review of symptoms within the past 12 months. If a chest x-ray is abnormal, clinician clearance must also be provided.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Documentation of both varicella vaccine shots, given 4 to 8 weeks apart, or a positive varicella titer.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series: documentation showing that the Hepatitis B series of immunizations (total of three doses) has been started by the end of the first month of EMT 50 class, or, documentation showing a positive Hep B titer.
For more information on these shots/titers, please call our Health Services office at (650) 949-7243

Red Cross Information:

For more information on taking American Red Cross cards, go to

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