Emergency Medical Services 


Education & Training 

VC EMS Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar

Emergency Medical Technician Programs 

The Career
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) provide emergency and non-emergency patient care and transportation. Common areas of employment include ambulance service, industrial safety positions, fire departments, and other public safety agencies. 

Scope of Practice
Basic airway management, CPR, bandaging, splinting, patient assessment, advanced life support assistance skills, etc. The EMT does not administer medications with the exception of oxygen, oral glucose, and physician prescribed bronchodialators (some exceptions may apply according to the area where the EMT will be employed). 

EMT Program Prerequisites
18 years old
Clean criminal record (some exceptions apply)
Estimated Fees (subject to change without notice)

 

 Course fee range
$50.00 - $1000.00
 National Examination Fee  $57.00
 Books and Materials
$50.00 - $150.00  Fingerprinting $10.00 - $35.00 
 Certification/Recertification $87.00 - $127.00  Live Scan $32.00 CA DOJ
$19.00 FBI
Plus rolling fee from Live Scan Agency

 

National Registry Testing 
National Registry uses computer-based testing only. All applications for testing will be submitted to National Registry electronically and all tests will be taken via computer.  If you have questions regarding the testing process, please contact National Registry at 614-888-4484. 
Ventura College Paramedic Studies Program Ventura College provides the only fully accredited paramedic training program in the County. 


Paramedic Program Prerequisites 
The School of Prehospital and Emergency Medicine is a full time two-semester program designed to prepare individuals to work as paramedics with specific knowledge of the paramedic profession, sound theoretical rationale, critical thinking skills and proficiency in practical skills, which will provide the basis for decision-making and success in the workplace. Successful completion of this program will allow the student to sit for the National Registry of EMT-Ps Licensing Examination. In keeping with the standard in the state of California, this program will offer two tracks: preparation for certification as a paramedic, with or without an associate degree. 


Ventura College provides the only fully accredited paramedic training program in the County. The is a full time two-semester program designed to prepare individuals to work as paramedics with specific knowledge of the paramedic profession, sound theoretical rationale, critical thinking skills and proficiency in practical skills, which will provide the basis for decision-making and success in the workplace. Successful completion of this program will allow the student to sit for the National Registry of  Paramedic Licensing Examination. In keeping with the standard in the state of California, this program will offer two tracks: preparation for certification as a paramedic, with or without an associate degree. 

  • High School Graduation or GED
  • Current EMT Certificate
  • Current BCLS Certification
  • Demonstrated competency in English and math
  • College level anatomy and physiology with lab 
  • 1000 hours experience as an EMT with a primary “911“ responder, with emphasis on prehospital field care

Ventura County EMS Education
Self Study
Paramedic Skills Refresher (Course is offered in March and September of each year).
Pharmacology Handbook
CPR Changes

List of Approved Continuing Education Provider Programs
For CPR and Automated External Defibrillator Education:

   
 American Heart Association CPR Courses
 American Red Cross Courses

 




Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5110
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5223
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-6830
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5101
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
805-933-8600
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-652-6000
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5184
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5050