A hybrid of our EMT Training Program with virtual componets. All lectures will be done via Zoom with a live instructor twice a week, while all Skills are done in person on the weekend at our Santa Cruz office.

EMT Course Calendar

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training, and simulations, EMT students build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

Required eBook

Students will be required to purchase the eBook during orientation and a link to this will be provided (Approx $250). This includes online access to the course curriculum (quizzes, tests, supplemental study materials and the digital eBook). The physical book is available for purchase however, this does not replace the required eBook.

  • Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Twelfth Edition
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Digital Supplement EMT 12E and FISDAP – Psychomotor Skills Tracking App

Uniform Requirements



  • Negative TB Test (within the last 18 months)
  • TDAP (within the last 10 years)
  • Proof of MMR, HepB, Varicella
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine
  • Seasonal Covid Vaccine
  • Live Scan Report
  • Form This is a PERSONAL background check in which applicants will need to submit the above form to a Live Scan location and be fingerprinted and then bring the results to Defib Academy.Please keep in mind that a Live Scan report takes roughly ONE WEEK to process, to be sure to start this process early. Defib This cannot accept Live Scan results mailed directly to our facility. They *must* be sent to the student directly and then turned in to the admin staff.
  • EMT Student Insurance Ambulance company will require each student to purchase personal liability insurance in order to participate. 
  • Laptop, iPad or Tablet (All students must possess a laptop, iPad or tablet to complete assignments)
  • BLS (Basic Life Support Certification) **Must be from the American Heart Association, no other certification companies will be accepted**

Course Details
10 weeks


Equipment Requirements 

  • 7.5 Trauma Shears
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Pen Light
  • Wristwatch (with a second hand)
Martha N.


Good Afternoon Defib

I had my BLS course yesterday . Service was great. The receptionist greeted me with a smile ..

Facility was clean . One thing I would say is that it was cold and other students agreed as well . I always enjoy Bob F. his instruction makes the class enjoyable. He is easily approachable when I have questions or concerns and very knowledgeable.

See you in two years  

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Jared B.


Excellent classes and staff!

Aki is very knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful!

You will have a stronger resume when you put Defib This classes on it!

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Sarah D.


Just went back and recertified skills again, this time with Bob. Fantastic instructor, very knowledgeable. Thanks again defib!

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Emily D.


Defib This I love you!!! The CPR/ 1st Aid course was organized, well taught , not intimidating and fun! Your facility is clean, organized, with inviting flair!

My children both lived at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and we are one of the original Jacobs Heart Families. Your your inviting, warm and professional atmosphere was appreciated greatly. The last thing I wanted to walk into was a stark, clinical atmosphere ❤️

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