Emergency Medical Technician

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to be prepared for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification examination.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as an entry-level emergency healthcare team member and provider of emergency care. Upon successful completion of this one semester program, the student will be prepared for the two part National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification examination (providing all other requirements are met and the student is at least 18 years of age at the time of the examination). 

The Oxnard College EMT program is affiliated with the Fire Technology program. Successful completion of the EMT course is a requirement for the Oxnard College Fire Technology Degree, and EMT certification is a requirement to apply to the Oxnard College Fire Academy.
Students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course will apply scientific knowledge while utilizing effective communication and interpersonal skills in the techniques considered to be within the scope of practice of ambulance personnel and others engaged in the delivery of emergency services. Students will participate in classroom, hospital, and field settings. Upon successful completion of both the written and practical examinations with a grade of B or better, the student will be eligible to sit for the certifying examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.