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FIRE 797 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

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

Course Description

This course provides instruction in basic life support/pre-hospital care using the National Registry curriculum. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.

Units: 11
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 160-180
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 320-360
Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years old prior to the end of the course., Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for the healthcare provider/professional rescuer through the American Heart Association. Admission into the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course.
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
Transfer Credit: CSU