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Emergency Medical Technology

Overview

Folsom Lake College Emergency Medical Technology

Folsom Lake College's emergency medical technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic and is approved by the Sacramento County and El Dorado County Health Departments, the certifying agencies for the Sacramento region. EMT Basic certificate holders are the backbone of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system throughout the nation, helping to reduce injury severity and death, both as first responders and during transportation to a medical facility. This certification is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance. The EMT Basic certification is also a pre-employment requirement for many fire departments. Together with varying levels of actual on-the-job experience, it is often required for admission to paramedic training programs throughout the state.

FLC's EMT Basic students will gain field experience by spending twelve hours off-campus in operating ambulance units and an additional twelve hours in a hospital emergency department, offering a distinct advantage in patient assessment and critical interventional skills.

FLC's EMT program requires fingerprinting, a background check, drug testing, and immunization requirements. This is in compliance with our community partners requirements to complete field clinical training. Further information about requirements will be available in the class syllabus.

Career Options

  • EMT Basic
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Fire Service

With additional training:

  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Rescue Worker

Highlights

  • Hands-on experience in administering proper emergency medical care
  • Preparation for the EMT Basic certificate
  • Hospital emergency room observation time and opportunities to “ride along” in ambulances
  • Opportunity for patient contact experience in a clinical setting
  • Students completing the program average a pass rate for National Certification that is 25% above the national average.

Lab Schedule

Skills Lab Location: El Dorado Center Fitness Center, Rm FC-05.
Socially Distanced Capacity: 28 students

LECTURE: Via Zoom 6:00 to 8:30 pm, and remainder of lecture online.
LAB: In person 6:00 to 10:30 pm.

Groups will be split up into 4 shifts on lab days only one shift at a station at a time.

Fall 2021

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 8/23 8/24
Online Lecture Begins
8/25 8/26
Lab 1
8/27
Online Lecture
8/28
2 8/30 8/31
Online Lecture
9/1 9/2
Lab 2
9/3
Online Lecture
9/4
3 9/6
Labor Day Holiday
9/7
Online Lecture
9/8 9/9
Lab 3
9/10
Online Lecture
9/11
4 9/13 9/14
Online Lecture
9/15 9/16
Lab 4
9/17
Lab 5
9/18
5 9/20 9/21
Online Lecture
9/22 9/23
Lab 6
9/24
Lab 7
9/25
6 9/27 9/28
Online Lecture
9/29 9/30
Lab 8
10/1
Lab 8
10/2
7 10/4 10/5
Online Lecture
10/6 10/7
Lab 10
10/8
Lab 11
10/9
8 10/11 10/12
Online Lecture
10/13 10/14
Lab 12
10/15
Lab 13
10/16
9 10/18 10/19
Online Lecture
10/20 10/21
Lab 14
10/22
Lab 15
10/23
10 10/25 10/26
Online Lecture
10/27 10/28
Lab 16
10/29
Lab 17
10/30
11 11/1 11/2
Online Lecture
11/3 11/4
Lab 18
11/5
Lab 19
11/6
12 11/8 11/9
Online Lecture
11/10 11/11
Veteran's Day Holiday
11/12
Lab 20
11/13
13 11/15 11/16
Online Lecture
11/17 11/18
Lab 21
11/19
Lab 22
11/20
14 11/22 11/23
Online Lecture
11/24 11/25
Thanksgiving Break
11/26
Thanksgiving Break
11/27
15 11/29 11/30
Online Lecture
12/1 12/2
Lab 23
12/3
Lab 24
12/4
16 12/6 12/7
Online Lecture
12/8 12/9
Lab 25
12/10
Lab 26
12/11
17 12/13 12/14
Final
12/15 12/16
Final Lab Day 1
12/17
Final Lab Day 2
12/18

Skills Lab Location: El Dorado Center Fitness Center, Rm FC-05.
Socially Distanced Capacity: 28 students

LECTURE: Via Zoom 2:00 to 5:05 pm.
LAB: In person 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Groups will be split up into 4 shifts on lab days only one shift at a station at a time.