In-service training courses offered for fire personnel through the Public Safety Training
Consortium. Course numbers will be assigned as needed, and Consortium titles will
be used. The curriculum for each course offered adheres to Title V requirements.
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 in-service training courses, including State Fire Training certified
classes. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to
serve those already employed in a variety of Public Safety careers.
The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public
Safety Training Consortium Center located near the Evergreen Valley College campus.
The curriculum for each course offered adheres to State of California Title 5 requirements.
For more information about the courses available, including requirements and schedules,
please visit the South Bay website or call (408) 270-6458.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course provides instruction in basic life support/pre-hospital care using the
Registry curriculum. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable
Pass/No Pass Only
Lecture hours/semester: 160-180
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 320-360
Prerequisites: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for the healthcare provider/professional
rescuer through an accredited agency. Admission into the Emergency Medical Technician
Corequisites: Vaccinations for healthcare workers per California Code of Regulations, Title 8,
Section 5199 Aerosol Transmissible Diseases; Appendix E. Plus, additional vaccinations
as listed on the Vaccination Recommendations for Healthcare Workers list, which can
be found at http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/emt.