Online Course + Sundays, Evenings, or 8-Day Format
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Course fee: $1495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Accelerated Classroom Format
Course fee: $1495
Nonrefundable portion of course fee: $100
Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with our EMT program. The EMT is a front-line, entry-level healthcare provider. As an EMT, you may work in a variety of environments: transporting patients between facilities, responding to emergency calls, in a hospital emergency department, and elsewhere a first-response capability is required. EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training, and many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers started their careers as EMTs.
We offer the EMT program in a traditional classroom format, and in an online format with on-site skills instruction. For the online course, we offer three schedule options as described below. All provide the same curriculum and expert UCLA faculty. These courses fill fast, so please register when the course date you prefer is available.
Accelerated classroom program (after 7/1): Four weeks, Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, 8am-5pm.
Online course + Sundays: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 8 Sundays on-site for skills instruction.
Online course + Evenings: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 16 Tuesday/Thursday evenings on-site for skills instruction.
Online course + Four-Day Blocks: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 2 four-day blocks (8 days total) on-site for skills instruction.
Live Online Classroom: For the August online courses, live online classrooms are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm - 8:30pm. You must attend one of the online classes at the scheduled time, and you may view the other one via recording (or live).
August online course on-site skills instruction: Choose eight Sundays (8/10 - 10/17, 8am-6pm) or two 4-day blocks (September 8-11 & October 13-16, 8am-6pm) or Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 8/10 to 10/17, 6pm-10pm.
During the August 2 online/hybrid program, regardless of the skills instruction schedule you choose, you will be taking six online exams over the course of the program. You have the option to visit our facilities on six Saturdays (dates TBA) at 5220 Pacific Concourse (8a-5p; free parking), or six Thursdays (dates TBA) in Westwood (1083 Gayley Avenue, 2:30pm - 4:30pm; parking $12); or to take the exams online at home via ProctorU ($19.75 per exam). You may choose any mix of the Saturday or Thursday dates, or online ProctorU exams. The exams are all identical.
For the online/hybrid program, skills instruction is tightly scheduled, and you must be at all sessions. In the traditional classroom program, you may miss up to 8 hours total.
Traditional classroom program (courses beginning before 7/1): Three weeks, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, plus the following Monday for final exams and skills testing.
All EMT courses also require two 12-hour ambulance ride-along shifts, which you will schedule during your EMT course.
Laptop or tablet: For courses beginning after July 1, please bring a laptop (Mac or Windows) or a tablet (iPad or Android) for our in-class online testing. We have a limited number of devices students may borrow on a first-come/first-serve basis for testing, but we cannot guarantee availability.
On successfully completing our 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 in Los Angeles County.