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Emergency Medical Technician

Become an EMT

The first level of emergency medical services care is the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMTs are trained in basic emergency medical procedures and must be licensed by the State. Moreno Valley College offers an EMT certificate to help students reach licensure requirements.

For students interested in going further in the EMS field, MVC also offers an Associate of Science for Paramedics. A county certification for EMT is a prerequisite to becoming a paramedic.

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Programs of Study

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options

Emergency Medical Technician


  • C
  • Limited Enrollment

The EMT certificate is an entry-level course into the Emergency Medical Services career field that follows the current Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum. Satisfactory completion of this course (when taken concurrently with EMS 51) prepares this student as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for work in the pre-hospital emergency medical environment. 99 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.

The EMT certificate program has limited enrollment and students must complete application and eligibility requirements.

Program Code



8.5 Units

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Why become an emergency medical technician?

Emergency Medical Technicians are often first on the scene during an emergency or disaster. Being an EMT means you'll provide life-saving pre-hospital medical care and keep patients that are ill or injured stable during transport. As an EMT, your career will be centered around saving lives and improving the safety of your community.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use active listening, appropriate touch and multicultural understanding of patients that foster constructive relationships in the pre-hospital setting.
  • How to perform assessments and treatment strategies that adhere to current national and local protocols.
  • How to evaluate complex sign and symptoms that will allow them to diagnose and treat patients that are ill and injured.

Why Choose MVC?

Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety offers some of the region's largest public safety education and training programs at the Ben Clark Training Center campus.

The Emergency Medical Services EMT and Paramedic programs are fully accredited and recognized, meet and exceed national standards, and readily prepare students for careers in the emergency medical services fields.