Emergency Medical Technician: Online & Traditional

Online/Hybrid Format

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Course fee: $1495 • Nonrefundable: $100


Traditional (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 on several schedules. All provide the same curriculum and expert UCLA faculty. These courses fill fast, so please register when the course date you prefer is available.

Online/Hybrid: Live online sessions in the evening for ten weeks, plus self-paced interactive assignments, and 8 on-site skills instruction days, or 16 evenings. In August we are offering a variety of schedules for the skills instruction:

  • August 2 online/hybrid: Choose eight Sundays (8/10 - 10/17) or two 4-day blocks (September 8-11 & October 13-16) or Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 8/10 to 10/17. Beginning in August, you will have the option of attending the live-online classroom on either Monday or Wednesday, and viewing a recording of the other live-online session for the week.

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.

Accelerated (before 7/1): Three weeks, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, plus the following Monday for final exams and skills testing.

Accelerated (after 7/1): Four weeks, Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, 8am-6pm.

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.