Emergency Medical Technician: Online & Traditional

Free EMT info session Wednesday, October 23 @ 6pm

Eventbrite - UCLA EMT Student Info Session - October 23

Accelerated Classroom Courses

Course fee: $1,495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $282.43


Online Course + Sundays or Evenings

Course fee: $1,495 • Nonrefundable: $100
Required Materials: $282.43 + optional test fees


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 patient quickly. Lecture and skills labs are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. 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 - 9:00pm, self-paced interactive assignments, and skills labs.  Skills are on-site, Sundays, 8:00am - 6:00pm or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 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 from 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

We are scheduled for a Hybrid class starting on January 13, 2020 with the skills options on either Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 - 10 PM or Sunday from 8 AM - 6 PM. Enrollment for either of these two classes will first be available on our website the second week of October 2019.

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.