Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program
Kearny Mesa Campus
EMT Schools San Diego
Kearny Mesa campus’s accelerated EMT Program is divided into two four-week courses. There are two schedule options offered, both an 8 week day class or an 8 week night class. During the 8 week course, students will learn the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level.
The program is intended for those who wish to gain employment with a fire or police department, ambulance company, hospital, special event company, or specialized facility.
Become a Paramedic
Completing EMT school in San Diego is for those individuals who are planning to obtain a higher level of medical training such as Paramedic (EMT-P), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Registered Nurse (RN), Physician’s Assistant (PA), or Medical Doctor (MD) as an enhancement for the competitive application process for these professions. To expedite a swift transition into the workforce or onto higher medical training, the EMT course is also designed to facilitate the passing of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam.
EMT Admission requirements:
1) Applicant must be at least 18 years or older on or before program completion.
2) Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent from a regionally accredited high school or adult learning program.
3) Applicant must have a current BLS at the Healthcare Provider Level CPR card certification.
- National Registry Psychomotor Exam
- Polo shirt, 2 class t-shirts, 168 hours of didactic instruction (classroom and laboratory), and 24-hours of clinical experiences (hospital/ambulance ride alongs)
- Access to the career center where employment-related services are available, including career counseling and resume/cover letter writing assistance
For EMT admissions information watch this video.
*The EMT school does not require students to hold medical insurance or have current inoculations during the program.
About the Kearny Mesa EMT Program
- National University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), signifying that credits earned during EMT hold academic weight (6 quarter units) and are transferable if desired
- CPR certification provided as part of the EMT course ($50 addition fee to achieve certification).
- To prepare EMT students for the field additional realistic on and off site trainings are integrated
- The EMT program is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and accepted across the nation at both state and local levels
- EMT program uses advanced adaptive computer-based testing technology to ensure students are better prepared and more confident for the National Registry exam. As well as uses an online learning platform called My Brady Lab, which aids in information retention for the course
- Most staff instructors are Paramedics and bring real-world experience and knowledge into the classroom
- EMT curriculum exceeds the standards set forth by the NREMT, National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards (NEMSES), and Title 22 for the State of California