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Elaine Dethlefsen, R.N., Professor, EMT, Nursing Dept.   
Office Phones:  714-564-6837 (or 6825)
Location:  Russel Hall 209, SAC Campus
Emergency Medical Technician
All on-campus EMT classes are taught by the Nursing Department and can be found in the college class schedule under Emergency Medical Technician 100 (basic course), 111 (recertification course) or 098 (skills lab.)

Fire Technology students are required to successfully complete a National Registry EMT course, pass the NREMT EMT Basic exam and obtain California EMT certification through a local EMSA prior to entering the academy. When there are EMT recertification classes scheduled within one semester, they are listed on our information line at 714-538-0386. *(Basic Fire Academy graduates should also contact their Fire Academy EMT Instructor.)

General Information for Fire EMT:

The Basic (or Primary) EMT class is approximately 128 hours long. Successful completion of the class permits the student to take the NREMT EMT Basic exam. Then the successful student must take documentation of passing the NREMT EMT Basic exam to the local EMSA to complete certification.

The certifying exam for Basic EMT is the National Registry exam.

Information for On Campus Nursing EMT:

All on campus EMT classes are listed in the college’s class schedule. They are certified by the Orange County Emergency Medical Services Agency with classes leading to National Registry EMT Basic testing eligibility. Specific criteria for certification and fees are available from the Nursing/EMT Department above, or the Orange County EMS Agency at 714-834-3500.

Additional Information: 714-534-0386​
Current EMT Courses Available {Off-Site} 
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