Why EMT at UCSB?
This program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level. The required CPR course is included in the basic course.
PaCE courses are taught by seasoned professionals and scheduled for students and working professionals on weekday evenings and weekends. Our state-of-the-art classrooms feature high-fidelity manikins. We teach in small groups of max. 40 students and include MCI Triage and active shooter training. Students get to experience emergency scenarios during clinical observation hours on an ambulance and in a hospital setting.
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What does the EMT Program Offer?
XLRN 815.EMT - Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
This program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level. The program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a firefighter, emergency care technician at a hospital and ambulance driver or attendant. It is also for those individuals who are planning on attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as RN, PA or MD as an enhancement for the competitive application process for those professions.
The class is offered quarterly, spanning 20 weeks, except for a summer intensive session that lasts only 10 weeks.
XLRN 816.EMT Recertification
This competency-based course will consist of a minimum of 24 classroom hours and skills competency as required for the use of recertification as an EMT under the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as well as EMT recertification through continuing education hours for both California and Santa Barbara County. The refresher training program is divided into seven modules
“PaCE has helped me gain hard skills as an EMT that have opened the door for job opportunities in patient care.”
- Morgan Smith