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. Prospective students must meet the
prerequisites 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
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.