Emergency Medical Technician: Online & Traditional

Free EMT info session Wednesday, April 15 @ 6 pm

This event is online in accordance with public health and UCLA guidance on minimizing in-person events at this time. Please join the online Zoom meeting at 6pm using this link: https://uclahs.zoom.us/j/643521406. (Please come up to 15 minutes early to allow time for your computer to download the Zoom app if you do not have it already.) No RSVP or EventBrite ticket is required.


Please do not visit our classroom facility for this event. You will not be able to enter.

Accelerated Classroom Courses

Course fee: $1,595 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $282.43


Online Course + Sundays or Evenings

Course fee: $1,595 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $282.43 + optional test fees


March 19: The Center for Prehospital Care is monitoring the COVID19 Pandemic closely and working to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff.  At this time, the April hybrid course will continue as scheduled as lectures are online. We will provide additional information on the summer programing as it become available; our intent is to continue this programming as scheduled. We recognize planning is important and will work to get the most up to date information to students as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

EMT Course

97% first-time NREMT pass rate

Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with Los Angeles' top EMT program. An EMT is a front-line, entry-level healthcare provider who is often the first to provide medical assistance to citizens suffering a medical emergency or traumatic injury. EMT certification and work experience are also critical steps for those seeking Paramedic training. Many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers began their careers as EMTs.

Course Formats

Westwood and
El Segundo locations

Expert UCLA program faculty teach all our EMT courses. Students also complete 24 hours of ride-along shifts with EMS agencies in Los Angeles and will meet EMS agencies looking to recruit UCLA EMT students.

Accelerated EMT Program: This month-long EMT course is a great offering for students looking to start treating patients quickly. Lecture and skills labs are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. No class is scheduled on Wednesdays but faculty are available to offer skills guidance, review content, and answer questions.  This class format has provided success to thousands of EMTs.

Online EMT Program: This eight-week course has online lectures on Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, self-paced interactive assignments, and skills labs.  Skills are on-site Sundays (in El Segundo), 8:00am - 6:00pm, or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (in Westwood), 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Students must attend at least one online lecture at the scheduled time per week.  Online lectures are all recorded and posted for students.  When enrolling, you will have to select one skills option (Sundays or Tuesday/Thursday evenings) and attend those skills labs for the duration of the course. 

Exams: During the online program, you will take six exams. You may visit our location to take the exams or take them online via a third-party service at a cost of $19.75 for each exam you choose to take online.

Required Materials: In lieu of a textbook, all EMT courses require that you purchase Jones & Bartlett's online course access and Fisdap testing/skills tracking service, for a total cost of $282.43.

Following successful completion of the EMT program, you will be eligible to take the national certifying exam (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – NREMT) and become licensed as an EMT through your local county.

Upcoming Courses

Our classes fill quickly and we encourage you to enroll once you have found a course that suits your schedule and educational needs. Once a class is filled, the enrollment link will be removed from our website.