EMT Classes in San Francisco with Training Information

There are at least five schools within 50 miles of San Francisco that have emergency medical technician (EMT) training classes. Read an overview of three schools' programs, requirements and admission information and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Comparison of Schools in San Francisco with EMT Classes

The City College of San Francisco has EMT and paramedic programs available. This school is only 6.4 miles away from downtown San Francisco. Skyline College is roughly 15.4 miles from San Francisco and has a career certificate for emergency medical technicians. Finally, Merritt College, located 17.4 miles away from San Francisco's downtown area, has a basic EMT training program.

City College of San Francisco Skyline College Merritt College
EMT Programs Offered Emergency Medical Technician Program
Paramedic Program
Emergency Medical Technician Career Certificate EMT Basic Training Program
Related Programs Offered Licensed Vocational Nursing Program
Registered Nursing Program
EMT Refresher Course
Allied Health Science Associate in Science Associate Degree in Nursing
School Type Community college; public Community college; public Community college; public
Total Enrollment (2011) 34,558* 9,825* 5,966*
Campus Setting Large city Large suburb Large city
Tuition & Fees (2011-2012) $1,002 for in-state; $6,032 for out-of-state* $1,111 for in-state; $7,471 for out-of-state* $1,046 for in-state; $5,150 for out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2010-2011) 54%* 58%* 77%*
Acceptance Rate (2011-2012) N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (students who began in 2010 and returned in 2011) 73% for full-time; 43% for part-time* 80% for full-time; 40% for part-time* 54% for full-time; 25% for part-time*
Graduation Rate (students who began in 2008) 26%* 20%* 7%*
Noteworthy 9 Campuses Learning center Career center
Distance from Downtown (Driving Time) 6.4 mi. (12 min.) 15.4 mi. (22 min.) 17.4 mi. (26 min.)

Source: *NCES College Navigator.


Programs at City College of San Francisco

The EMT program here is a prerequisite to the paramedic program.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

Pre-hospital care and basic life support are taught in this EMT program. Students learn how to assess patients, and from there, the program's coursework covers medical trauma, CPR and respiratory emergency care.

Paramedic Program

This program continues to build on the skills acquired in the EMT program. Students go over advanced emergency medical services care, which includes preparing students to perform the necessary psychomotor and cognitive skills required of paramedics. All of this coursework takes 18 months to complete.

Programs at Skyline College

Students have to earn a 'C' or better in the courses at Skyline College in order for them to count toward a certificate or degree.

Emergency Medical Technician Career Certificate

In only eight units, students can earn this career certificate for emergency medical technicians. The program is a mixture of 96 lecture hours and 96 laboratory hours. Then, there are 20 hours that students have to fulfill by earning hands-on experience. Out of those 20 hours, 12 are spent with an ambulance company and the other eightare with an emergency department. Operational and technical aspects of EMT work are covered in this program. Students who complete the program meet the national and state requirements for EMT-B certification.

Programs at Merritt College

The instructors at Merritt College that are a part of the EMT Basic Training Program have received approval from the State Fire Marshal.

EMT Basic Training Program

There are off-campus and on-campus options for this EMT Basic Training Program at Merritt College, which meet the California State College Regulations. The Alameda County EMS Agency has also approved this school for EMT certification. As a student works through this program's curriculum, he or she will learn about the transportation and emergency care of injured and ill patients.

Other School Options

EMT programs are also available at Mt. Diablo Adult Education, which is 30.8 miles away from downtown San Francisco, and Los Medanos College, which is roughly 42.8 miles from the San Francisco area.

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