Emergency Medical Services
Noncredit EMR and EMT Courses
Noncredit Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses are now being offered at the Foothill College Sunnyvale Center. Pay no registration fees!
Who Should Enroll?
The five noncredit, 400-series classes (taken in three successive quarters) allow entry into the Emergency Medical Services
profession — at an even more affordable price.
Successful students can take the EMT licensure exam at the end of the EMT coursework. From there become part of a professional team — on an ambulance, for a fire department, or in an emergency room. The EMT is a vital link in the Emergency Medical Services system.
Please be aware noncredit EMR and EMT courses are non-transferrable if you plan to transfer to a four-year university.
Course Sequence and Descriptions
ASSOCIATED COURSE COSTS: Students enrolled in non-credit courses with no registration fees are still responsible for associated costs related to EMR and EMT courses (books, uniforms, equipment, etc...). Please see the costs where noted in course descriptions below. You may begin the 3-quarter sequence in any given quarter, and no prerequisites are necessary!
(First Quarter) EMS 400 Emergency Medical Response | Noncredit
Learn how to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help takes over. See associated costs.
(Second Quarter) EMS 401 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic Part A | Noncredit
Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, ambulance or other specialized service. First of two courses required to be eligible to take the California written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician I. See associated costs.
(Second Quarter) EMS 401 A Emergency Medical Technician Simulation Laboratory | Noncredit
First in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT).
(Third Quarter) EMS 402 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic Part B | Noncredit
Second of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - I. See associated costs.
(Third Quarter) EMS 402 A Emergency Medical Technician Simulation Laboratory | Noncredit
Second in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT).
For current course listings, search the EMS Schedule of Classes for EMS 400, 401, 401 A, 402, 402A.
NOTE: Noncredit EMR and EMT courses are non-transferrable.
- However, you may use your noncredit EMT training and subsequent experience for entry into the Foothill Paramedic program.
- Admission to the Paramedic program is a selective process, based on passing the EMT licensure and work experience as an EMT.
- If you are interested in EMT classes for general education credit or transfer to a four-year university, see more information about the Emergency Medical Technician program.