EMT 100 – Emergency Medical Technician

EMT 100 (7.5 units) is the only course required for students seeking to become a state certified EMT. Cosumnes River College’s Emergency Medical Technology course (EMT 100) is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to apply for certification as an EMT in the State of California. Successful completion of the EMT 100 course is mandatory for all individuals who wish to pursue State of California certification as an EMT and is the first step to starting a career working on an ambulance. EMT certification is also a pre-employment requirement for most professional 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 and country.

EMT 100 is offered in the Fall Semester (2  sections) and the Spring Semester (2 sections).

The College never offers EMT 100 over the summer.

To apply for EMT 100 at Cosumnes River College


  • Hands-on practice in administering proper emergency medical care
  • Preparation for the EMT state certification test (NREMT)
  • First step in pursuing paramedic license
  • 6 full days of clinical emergency room and ambulance experience

Required Text:

The textbook for the course is Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick, Eleventh Edition – ISBN-13: 9781284080179 .  Must be 
11th Edition. The Book has been revised many times, so be sure that you have the edition currently being used in class.
Online Text Book:

Background Checks:

In order to attend the clinical piece of this course and to be licensed/certified by the state, all individuals must undergo a background check.  Please read the background checks document for more information.

EMT 102 – Emergency Medical Care Refresher

This (1.5 units) course provides everything a current state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) needs for state re-certification. EMS related topics include current standards for airway management and ventilation, cardiac care and resuscitation, patient assessment, injury management, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, monitoring and assisting with medication administration. All students that have a (current or expired) EMT certification should review the current re-certification guidelines at the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services website.

This course does not provide skills verification for the NREMT. EMTs seeking NREMT rectification must have skills signed off by their Employer (EMS agency, Fire Department). Only the EMT’s employer may sign that they are maintain skills as verified by your Training Program Director, Director of Operations or Physician Medical Director. (Requires signature on your re-certification application validating competency of skills). EMTs that are not employed as EMTs cannot renew as active EMTs per NREMT. Please see the NREMT website for more information.