EMT Schools San Diego
Looking for EMT Schools San Diego? National University has two EMT Schools in San Diego. The Spectrum campus’s accelerated EMT Program is divided into two four-week or six-week courses. There are two schedule options offered, both an 8 week day class or 12 week night class. During the course, students will learn the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level.
9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
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Class Dates *Class is online except for the last 2 Weeks of the course which are held in person at the designated campus
Spectrum Day classes:
*8 & 12 week courses: M, W, F from 8:30am-3:30pm*
2021 program cohort starts:
- September 27th-December 17th
- October 4th-November 26th
- November 22nd-February 4th
Spectrum night classes (NEW) :
*Night courses: M-TH from 5pm-10pm (8 Week) or T/W/TH 5pm-10pm (12 Week)
FY20 program cohort starts:
- September 7th-November 24th
- September 28th-December 18th
- October 25th-December 16th
$733.50 due at the beginning of each course / $1467.00 total
*Tuition includes NREMT Psychomotor Skills Testing
Many payment options are available to you at National University, please call to discuss. 1-858-642-8600
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 schools San Diego is also for those individuals who are planning on attempting 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 CPR card certification at the Healthcare Provider Level or must purchase additional training during our program.
- National Registry Psychomotor Exam
- NU EMT shirt, 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 Spectrum 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