Emergency Medical Services Program

Top Ranked EMT Training in California

The EMS Program at Cosumnes River College is consistently ranked as one of the leading programs in the state for EMT students passing the National Registry exam.

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Cosumnes River College is an state approved EMT Training Program and EMS Continuous Education Provider (CE #34-3300) as granted by the Sacramento Emergency Medical Services Agency.

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EMT Student Information

Anyone interested in information for the EMT 100 class should read the following information:

Cosumnes River College offers EMT and other EMS Training in Sacramento. EMTs (previously called EMT-I or Basic) are the backbone of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, helping to reduce injury severity and death at the scene of an accident or sudden illness and during transportation to a medical facility. The Emergency Medical Technician Program is designed to have the students fulfill entrance requirements, along with 1 year of work nakexperience, for many paramedic programs.

Paramedic programs will have other prerequisites such as anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. Students should check individual paramedic programs for their specific requirements. Individuals interested in becoming an EMT should take the EMT 100 course which fulfills all the requirements for the State EMT certification (NREMT) testing.

State certification has also become an important first step in the career path of students pursuing professions as physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professions, by offering a distinct advantage in patient assessment and critical interventions skills, as well as the ability to obtain valuable work experience.

Career Opportunities (with additional training):

  • Firefighter Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Hospital Lift Team Member or Transporter