Emergency Medical Technician

About the Program

Lecture is on-campus Tuesdays from 2:15pm until 6:45pm. Student should come to class having read the assigned chapters and be prepared to participate in the review.

Labs are on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays and are mandatory. The student will come to lab prepared to practice skills after having watched and reviewed all videos assigned prior to coming to lab.

Social distancing, masks and hand washing/disinfecting will be enforced during lab as well as cleaning equipment regularly and donning and doffing gloves between stations. The student will arrive to campus with no symptoms of cold or flu or ill feeling, complete a SBCC health screening prior to arriving on campus. Labs are held outside in the fresh open air.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the EMT course students will be able to:

  • Describe three critical elements in the initial management of shock.
  • Distinguish relevant from irrelevant data in identifying the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure.
  • Perform correct CPR technique in a simulated cardiac arrest.
  • Identify the correct order of airway techniques for the EMT.

There will be expenses incurred with this class to be compliant with the EMT program as outlined by National Registry of EMTs as well as State and Local guidelines and our contracted hospital and ambulance affiliates for clinical hours. Please see below for the list and approximate costs.


Estimated Costs

Due By

*Must be 18 years old by 4th week of class N/A 4th week of class
SBCC Registration fees $280.00 See SBCC Catalog

Textbook-Workbook Package

$200-500 First day of class

CPR Card

$65.00 First day of class

AHA BLS Provider
Red Cross CPR for the healthcare Provider

No other cards will be accepted.  Online courses are not accepted.  A hybrid course with in-person skills testing is accepted as long as it is one of the two courses above.


Castlebranch Registration:


During first week of class.

This will automatically begin your background check.

This will order your paid 10 panel drug urine test.

This will keep track of all your health records once entered.


Drug panel must be completed by 3rd week of class.  Specific location will be announced.

DO NOT COMPLETE A BG OR DRUG PANEL PRIOR TO CLASS.  Information will be provided.

Uniform for Clinicals    
SBCC EMT Polo Shirt $30.00 **Polos paid for by 1st week of class
Black or Navy Blue EMS Cargo Pants $25.00-60.00 Spring Semesters: March 1st
Black Belt $10.00-15.00 Fall Semesters: October 1st
Black Canvas Shoes or EMS Workboots $25.00-200.00  

Health Requirements

Estimated Costs

Due By

Physical Exam


Spring Semesters: February 20

Must use the EMT Physical Exam Form.

Physical Exam Form

Fall Semesters: September 20

Proof of Vaccines

Cost Varies.  Check pharmacies, clinics, Costco, primary care doctor.

Spring Semesters: February 20

Fall Semesters: September 20

(2) Varicella or blood test (Titer) with value > 1.10

(2) MMR or blood test (Titer) with
value > 1.10

***boosters may be needed if both vaccines are not documented or immune range falls below 1.10***

TB Test (PPD or quantiFERRON) or chest x-ray if TB test is positive.



HEP B Series (optional)

Flu Vaccine (optional)

Health Clinics and Estimated Costs

NOTE: All blood tests (titers) must be a valid lab report.  No handwritten values accepted.

Vaccine documentation may be on a valid immunization record form or doctor printout or doctor may write in vaccine dates on the physical exam form but must provide a signature.


National Registry Testing


After successful course completion to get your EMT Certification

State/Local Requirements/Fees


After successful course completion to get your EMT Certification

Total Estimated Costs: