Skyline College Healthcare Program Presents: All healthcare open house
(No need to RSVP, just join us if you are able!)
Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Skyline College Building 7, Room 7104
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, California 94066
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical
settings and lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs respond
to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical
In order to succeed as an EMT, students must demonstrate grace under pressure and
strong communication and problem-solving skills. EMT work is physically strenuous
and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and patients who
are suffering so students should be prepared to enter this challenging work environment.
The Emergency Medical Technology Program at Skyline College
The EMT Program at Skyline College represents the first phase of training in the Emergency
Medical Technician career structure. The program provides the student with a broad
foundation of knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and emergency care
procedures in addition to didactic and skills training, observation in a local hospital
Emergency Room and a ride-along rotation with a local ambulance company. The program
meets National EMS Education Standards and 2010 AHA guidelines. View the program
approval by the County of San Mateo Health System .
Becoming an EMT provides a strong foundation for students entering other careers involving
pre-hospital emergency medical care such as para-medicine, fire-fighting, or law enforcement
and also provides pertinent education for those considering other health fields including
medicine, nursing, and physician assisting.
EMTs and paramedics are expected to see a 24 percent job growth rate over the next decade, much higher than average. On average, EMTs and paramedics in California make an
annual wage of $35,310 according to the U.S. Department of Labor.