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FIRE 787 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic - Refresher

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College of San Mateo is a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. The Consortium is funded by member colleges to provide vocational specific training which may require special facilities, special training conditions, or is presented outside of the regular schedule of college classes.

South Bay offers training courses for Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service personnel. Although open to the public, some of these courses are intended to serve those already employed in a variety of Public Safety careers. Perspective students must meet the pre-requisites listed in the course description.

The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium Center, which is located on the Coyote Valley campus of Gavilan College. Course numbers will be assigned as needed, and Consortium titles will be used. Course curriculum adheres to Title V requirements, as well as the specifications of the associated regulating agencies.

For more information about the courses available, including requirements and schedules, please visit the South Bay website or call (408) 229-4299.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This is a refresher course in preparation for EMT Basic recertification. Required topics per National Registry requirements are covered, as well as recent advances in the field of pre-hospital healthcare. Students must possess their EMT Basic certification.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: Possession of a valid, current EMT Basic Certificate, or expired no longer than two years.
Corequisites: None