Male and female EMT students

NON-CREDIT EMR & EMT COURSES

ELIGIBILITY & HOW TO ENROLL

Please see general information about non-credit course enrollment, including eligibility, how to apply for admission, registration, attendance and fees.

QUESTIONS?

Contact program coordinator Charlie McKellar at ems@foothill.edu or (408) 745-8022.

Non-credit Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses are now being offered at the new Foothill College Sunnyvale Center. Pay no registration fees!

Who Should Enroll?

The five non-credit, 400-series courses allow entry into the Emergency Medical Services profession — ideal for ESL students.

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.

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. Please see the costs where noted in course descriptions below.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 Sunnyvale Center online Schedule of Classes for EMS 400, 401, 401 A, 402, 402A.

NOTE: Non-credit EMR and EMT courses are non-transferrable.

However, you may use your non-credit 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, visit the Emergency Medical Technician website for more information.


Page last modified: June 30, 2017